Ah me! my mistress scorns my love (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2012-03-05)  CPDL #25704:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a tone from original key (as in the facsimile). Revised files uploaded 28/01/19.

General Information

Title: Ah me! my mistress scorns my love
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 4

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Original text and translations

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Ah me! my mistress scorns my love.
I fear she will most cruel prove.
Ah me! I weep, I sigh, I grieve and groan;
Yet she regardeth not my moan.
Then love, adieu, it fits not me,
To weep for her that laughs at thee.