So light is love (John Wilbye)
- (Posted 2011-08-26) CPDL #24255:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-26). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 71 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a major second from original. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: So light is love
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
So light is love, in matchless beauty shining,
When she revisits Cypris' hallow'd bowers,
Two feeble doves, harness'd in silken twining,
Can draw her chariot 'midst the Paphian flowers.
Lightness to love, how ill it fitteth,
So heavy on my heart, O! on my heart he sitteth.