And is it night (Robert Jones)

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  • (Posted 2008-09-28)  CPDL #18114:     
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2008-09-28).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 250 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Only songparts in score

General Information

Title: And is it night
Composer: Robert Jones

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularLute song

Language: English
Instruments: Original 1-4 parts and Lute

First published: 1609 in A Musicall Dreame, no. 11

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Original text and translations

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And is it night, are they thine eyes that shine,
Are we alone and here and here alone,
May I come neere but touch but touch thy shrine,
Is Iealousie asleepe and he is gone
O Gods no more, silence my lippes with thine
Lippes, kisses, Ioyes haue blessings most deuine.

O come my deare our griefs are turnde to night,
And night to ioyes, night blinds pale enuies eyes,
Silence and sleepe prepare vs our delight,
O ease we then our woes, our griefs, our cries,
O vanish words, words doe but passions moue,
O deerest life, ioyes sweet, O sweetest loue.