Ah! woe is me (Henry Lahee)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-29)  CPDL #59416:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-06-29).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ah! woe is me
Composer: Henry Lahee
Lyricist: Henry Lahee

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1885 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 18, no. 515
Description: This madrigal won the Madrigal Society's prize in 1884.

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Original text and translations

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Ah! woe is me, my love is cold,
And when I sigh, she flies me!
Perchance a smile her heart may move,
A merry laugh may win her!
Fa la la la la.
Then sighs begone!
Let mirth alone attend her!