Seruants out of Seruice (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 1999-05-20)  CPDL #00362:  IMSLP.png
Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 1999-05-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 65 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scroll down to 6. Servants Out of Service.

General Information

Title: Seruants out of Seruice
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Melismata, No. 6

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Original text and translations

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Heigh hoe, away the Mare,
let vs set aside all care,
if anyman be disposed to trie,
Loe here comes a lustie crew
that are enforced to crie,
anew Master anew,
Hey now, hey now,
We neither minde to begge nor starue
weel take small paines,
and yet will thriue hay now.
We will have more than we deserue,
weele cut their throats that are aliue.