Alas, alas! where is my love (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2012-03-09)  CPDL #25726:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-09).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploadd 28/01/19.

General Information

Title: Alas, alas! where is my love
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 18

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Original text and translations

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Alas, alas! where is my love, where is my sweeting,
That hath stolen away my heart? God send us meeting!
That, renewing my lament with friendly greeting,
She may release my smart, and all my weeping:
But if my sight she fly
Till, heart broke, I die,
My grievèd ghost with shrieks and dreadful crying,
Always about her flying,
Shall murmur out complaining,
To be reveng’d of all her deep disdaining.