My complaining is but faining (Robert Jones)

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  • (Posted 2008-12-01)  CPDL #18373:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2008-12-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 192 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Parts in score with lute in tabulature. Bassus part as in original without text underlay but should be easy to do from text of alto part.

General Information

Title: My Complaining is but faining
Composer: Robert Jones

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularLute song

Language: English
Instruments: Lute

First published: 1609 in A Musicall Dreame, no. 6

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

My complaining is but faining,
all my love is but in jest,
fa, la, la, la, la.
And my courting is but sporting
in most shewing meaning least.
Fa, la, la, la, la.