Here she her sacred bower adornes (Thomas Campion)

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Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2002-12-01).   Score information: 19.6 x 28.3 cm, 4 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Eva Toller. arranged by Eva Toller for TTBBB or TBB. All files are available on (MIDI files available for each part.)

General Information

Title: Here she her sacred bower adornes
Composer: Thomas Campion

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: TTBBB, or TBB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Here she, her sacred bower adorns,
The rivers clearly flow;
The groves and meadows swell with flowers,
The winds all gently blow.

Her sunlike beauty shines so fair;
Her spring can never fade.
Who then can blame the life that strives
To harbour in her shade?

Her grace I sought, her love I wooed,
Her love though I obtain;
No time, no toil, no vow, no faith,
Her wished grace can gain.

Yet truth can tell my heart is hers;
And her, will I adore!
And from that love when I depart,
Let heaven view me no more!

But from her bower of joy,
Since I must now excluded be;
And she will not relieve my cares,
Which none can help, but she:

My comfort, in her love shall dwell,
Her love lodge in my breast;
And though not in her bower,
Yet I in her temple will rest.