Like two proud armies (Thomas Weelkes)
- (Posted 2008-08-24) CPDL #17963:
- Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2008-08-24). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 252 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: Like two proud armies
Composer: Thomas Weelkes
First published: written c.1600
Original text and translations
Like two proud armies marching in the field,
joining a thund'ring fight, each scorns to yield;
So in my heart, your beauty and my reason,
one claims the crown, the other says 'tis treason.
But O your beauty shineth as the sun
and dazzled reason yields as quite undone.