Leave, alas, this tormenting (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2012-04-21)  CPDL #25996:         
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General Information

Title: Leave, alas, this tormenting
Composer: Thomas Morley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in First Book of Ballets, no. 19


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Original text and translations

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Leave, alas, this tormenting,
and strange anguish,
or kill my heart oppressed.
Alas, it skill not!
For thus I will not:
now contented,
then tormented
live in love and languish.