My mistress will not be content (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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Editors: Greg Lindahl and Bernard Roth (submitted 2001-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 85 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: My Mistress will not be content
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Melismata, no. 9

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Original text and translations

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My mistress will not be content
to take a Jest as Chaucer meant
but following stil the womans fashion
allowes it for the new translation
for with the word she would not dispence
and yet I know the love the sence.