Ne'er trouble thyself (Matthew Locke)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-23)  CPDL #70917:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-09-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP.
  • (Posted 2007-11-28)  CPDL #15552:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2007-11-28).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 25 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ne'er trouble thyself
Composer: Matthew Locke

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: TTB or SSB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1667

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Original text and translations

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Ne’er trouble thyself about times or their turnings,
Afflictions run circular, and wheel about:
Away with thy murmuring, and thy heart-burning,
With the juice of the grape, we will quench the fire out.
Ne'er chain, nor imprison thy soul up in sorrow,
What fails us today, may befriend us tomorrow.