My sweet Layis (Giovanni de Macque)

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Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a fourth.

General Information

Title: My sweet Layis
Composer: Giovanni de Macque
Lyricist:

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598

Description: Source: Madrigals to five voices, selected out of the best approved Italian authors by Thomas Morley, pub. Thomas East, 1598

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Original text and translations

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My sweet Layis, lady mistress,
ladies, ay me, poor heart,
daily tormented
and deadly malcontented,
since thou for true love,
shalt be so sore disgraced,
by foul enormity,
in thee first placed.