Die, hapless man (John Wilbye)

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  • (Posted 2011-08-28)  CPDL #24276:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-28).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Die, hapless man
Composer: John Wilbye

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 13

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Original text and translations

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Die, hapless man, since she denies thee grace,
Die, and despair, sith she doth scorn to love thee.
Farewell, most fair, tho' thou dost fair deface,
Sith for my duteous love thou dost reprove me.
Those smiling eyes, that sometimes me revived,
Clouded of frowns, have me of life deprived.