For the hearne and ducke (John Bennet)

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General Information

Title: For the Hearne and Ducke
Composer: John Bennet

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Ad lib.

First published: 1614 in A brief discourse, no. 5

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Original text and translations

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Lower Faulkners lower, give warning to the field,
let fly, make mounting hearnes to yield!
Die, fearful ducks, and climb no more so high,
the Nyas hawk will kiss the azure sky.
But when our soarhawks fly and stiff winds blow,
then long to late we falc'ners cry “hey ho!"