False love did me inveigle (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2010-01-15)  CPDL #20838:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-01-15).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Set for SATTB.
  • (Posted 2007-09-11)  CPDL #14994:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: False love did me inveigle
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSATB or SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 2

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Original text and translations

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False love did me inveigle,
And she like to the Eagle,
Upon my breast, ay tiring,
Permits me no respiring.
Then would she once but bill me
by the lips and so kill me.
O but Calisto teareth,
My heart out like the Bear
whose name she beareth.