I fall, I fall (John Wilbye)
- (Posted 2011-08-28) CPDL #24274:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-28). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 50 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: I fall, I fall
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: 1st part of a two-part madrigal, the 2nd part being And though my love abounding.
Original text and translations
I fall, I fall, O stay me,
Dear love, with joys you slay me,
Of life your lips deprive me,
Sweet, let your lips revive me,
O whither are you hasting,
And leave my life thus wasting?
My health on you relying,
‘Twere sin to leave me dying.