Be peace! ye make me spill my ale! (Anonymous)
- Editor: Frank de Ruyter (submitted 2017-08-10). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 42 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Be peace! ye make me spill my ale!
Number of voices: 3vv Voicing: ATB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Instruments: A cappella
Description: Often attributed to William Cornysh.
Original text and translations
Ye make me spill my ale!
Now think ye this is a fair way?
Let go! I say! Straw for your tale!
Leff work a twentyadevil away!
Ween ye that ev'rybody list to play?
Abide a while! What have ye haste?
I trow for all your great affray,
Ye will not make too huge a waste.
Come, kiss me! Nay! By God, ye shall!
By Christ, I nill, what says the man?
Ye hurt my leg against the wall;
Is this the gentry that ye can?
Take to give all, and be still then!
Now ye have laid me on the floor;
But had I wist when ye began,
By Christ,I would have shut the door.