I weigh not fortune's frown (Orlando Gibbons)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-29).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of an edition by Harrie Collins, with minor adjustments to slurring.

General Information

Title: I weigh not fortune's frown
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, no. 3


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Original text and translations

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I weigh not fortune's frown nor smile,
I joy not much in earthly joys,
I seek not state, I reek not style,
I am not fond of fancy's toys,
I rest so pleased with what I have,
I wish no more, no more I crave.