Sure there is no God of love (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2009-04-19)  CPDL #19308:     
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2009-04-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sure there is no God of love
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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

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Original text and translations

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Sure, there is no god of Love!
Cupid’s but an idle name;
Only men his forces prove,
Women never feel his flame.
Is he then of gods’ descent
Whose power is not omnipotent?