Say sweet Phyllis (Alfonso Ferrabosco I)

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Editor: Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-02-13).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a minor third.

General Information

Title: Say sweet Phyllis
Composer: Alfonso Ferrabosco I
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
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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Say, sweet Phyllis, what thy will is.
Call thyself to mind,
cease his lamenting
which seeketh thy contenting.

If I for true love
shall be so rewarded,
if I for true love shall be so rewarded,
thou for thy crime shalt be no whit regarded.