Come, shepherds, sing with me (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2009-12-25)  CPDL #20670:     
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2009-12-25).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Come, Shepherds, sing with me
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 15

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Original text and translations

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Come, shepherds, sing with me
Thrice happy might we be
If we should never see
Love and his misery.

Love, now we hate thy lore,
More than we loved before.
From hence we all have swore
To love false love no more.