O stay, sweet love (John Farmer)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-03)  CPDL #56512:     
Editor: Mark Szabó (submitted 2020-01-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 515 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: According to the first edition printed in London, anno 1599.

General Information

Title: O stay, sweet love
Composer: John Farmer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1599

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Original text and translations

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O stay, sweet love; see here the place of sporting;
These gentle flowers smile sweetly to invite us,
And chirping birds are hitherward resorting,
Warbling sweet notes only to delight us:
Then stay, dear love, for, tho' thou run from me,
Run ne'er so fast, yet I will follow thee.