I think that, if the hills (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)
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- Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third.
Title: I think that, if the hills
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
First published: 1598
Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598
Original text and translations
I think that, if the hills, the plains and mountains
and woods and waters knew the great distemper of this my life,
it should not be concealed, of this my life,
but through such bypaths and savage fountains
I know not how to search for true love
semper that by reason each one may be revealed.