Goe, lovely rose (Stuart Moffatt)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_mp3.gif Mp3
Nwc.png Noteworthy
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2022-06-29)  CPDL #69838:       
Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-06-29).   Score information: Unknown   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Goe, lovely rose
Composer: Stuart Moffatt
Lyricist: Edmund Waller
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1971
Description: 

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Goe, lovely rose,
Goe, lovely rose,
Goe, lovely, lovely rose,
tell her that wastes her time and mee,
tell her that wastes her time and mee,
tell her that wastes her time and mee,
that now she knows, she knows,
that now she knows, she knows,
that now she knows
when I resemble her to thee,
when I resemble her to thee,
when I resemble her to thee,
how sweet and fair she seems to be.
how sweet and fair she seems to be.
she seems to be
she seems to be.

Tell her that's young
And shuns to have her graces spied
That hadst thou sprung,
in deserts where no man abide
Thou must uncommended died

Small is the worth
Of beauty from the light retir'd
Bid her come forth,
Suffer herselfe to be desir'd
And not blush so to be admir'd

Then dye, that shee
The common fate of all things rare
May read in thee,
How small a part of time they share
That are so wondrous sweet and fayre