Sweet love, if thou wilt gain (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-05). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 52 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Since the 2nd Alto part is low - it has exactly the same range as the Tenor - it has been set as 1st Tenor here.
Title: Sweet love, if thou wilt gain
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
Sweet love, if thou wilt gain a monarch’s glory,
Subdue her heart, who makes me glad and sorry,
Out of thy golden quiver,
Take thou the strongest arrow,
That will, thro’ bone and marrow,
And me and thee of grief and fear deliver;
But come behind, for if she look upon thee,
Alas! poor love, then thou art woebegone thee.