Die not before thy day (John Dowland)

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  • (Posted 2012-04-09)  CPDL #25889:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-04-09).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 4 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #2150 into score format. Revised files uploaded 17/09/21.
  • (Posted 2008-05-06)  CPDL #16794:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2008-05-06).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: On external site, listed alphabetically by title under the heading "The Second Book of Songs or Ayres".
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  • (Posted 2001-03-01)  CPDL #02150:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and LilyPond files available.
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2001-03-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: partbook format, vocal parts, no lute part.

General Information

Title: Die not before thy day
Composer: John Dowland

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or Lute (optional)

First published: 1600 in The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres, no. 4

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Original text and translations

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Die not before thy day, poor man condemned,
But lift thy low looks from the humble earth,
kiss not despair and see sweet hope condemned:
The hag hath no delight, but moan for mirth,
O fie poor fondling, O fie poor fondling,
fie, be willing to preserve thyself from killing:
Hope thy keeper glad to free thee,
Bids thee go and will not see thee,
hie thee quickly from thy wrong,
so she ends her willing song.