O let me live for true love (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-19)  CPDL #43198:         
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Edition notes: includes Part 2: 'O let me die for true love'.
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General Information

Title: O, let me live for true love
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 7-8

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Original text and translations

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O, let me live for true love;
Fa la la la la.
O, let me live, yet let me live no longer,
than that my life may make my love the stronger.
O, let me live for true love;
Fa la la la la.