Come away, sweet love (Thomas Greaves)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-26)  CPDL #23985:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-26).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Files updated 30/01/12.
  • (Posted 2005-11-26)  CPDL #10236:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-26).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan.
  • (Posted 2005-08-30)  CPDL #09224:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2005-08-30).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Come away, sweet love
Composer: Thomas Greaves

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 Songes of Sundrie Kindes (London)
    2nd published: 1900 in Ausgewählte Madrigale und mehrstimmige Gesänge , Book III, no. 4

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Original text and translations

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Come away, sweet love, and play thee,
lest grief and care betray thee,
Fa la la.

Leave off this sad lamenting
and take thy heart's contenting.
The nymphs to sport invite thee,
and running in and out delights thee.
Fa la la