Now is the month of maying (Thomas Morley)

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General Information

Title: Now is the Month of Maying
Composer: Thomas Morley

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1595 in First Book of Ballets, no. 3


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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Now is the month of Maying,
When merry lads are playing, Fa la la.
Each with his bonny lass
Upon the greeny grass,* Fa la la.

The Spring, clad all in gladness,
Doth laugh at Winter’s sadness, Fa la la.
And to the bagpipe’s** sound
The nymphs tread out their ground, Fa la la.

Fie then! why sit we musing
Youth’s sweet delight refusing? Fa la la.
Say, dainty nymphs, and speak,
Shall we play Barley-break? Fa la la.

* also: A-dancing on the grass
** also: bagpipes

Esperanto.png Esperanto translation

Printempas kiam majas,
Ludantaj knaboj gajas, Fa la la!
Kun inoj sur herbej’
Ĉar nun ĝi verdas plej. Fa la la!

Somero ĝojon portas,
Jen vintra tristo mortas. Fa la la!
Kaj logas la ŝalmson’
La nimfojn kun impon’. Fa la la!

Fi, kial ni meditas?
Junaĝa rav’ invitas. Fa la la!
Ho, nimfoj kun graci’,
Ekludu nun kun ni. Fa la la!
Translation by Roel Haveman

German.png German translation

Nun strahlt der Mai den Herzen,
da muntre Knaben scherzen.
Auf lustig grünem Platz
tanzt jeder mit dem Schatz.

Des Winters lacht in Wonne
die goldne Frühlingssonne.
Schalmeienklänge ziehn
die Mädchen her ins Grün.

Wie? wollet ihr noch säumen,
die Jugendlust verträumen?
O sagt, kommt ihr zum Tanz
und schlingt den Erntekranz?