A madrigal (Paul Ambrose)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 460 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A madrigal
Composer: Paul Ambrose
Lyricist: Christopher Marlowe
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1896 Arthur P. Schmidt

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Come live with me and be my Love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, and hills, and field,
Or woods, or mountains yield.

And we will sit upon the rocks
And see the shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing sweet madrigals.

The shepherd swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind might move,
Come live with thee and be my Love.

“The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”