That muse which sung (George Kirbye)

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  • (Posted 2012-02-04)  CPDL #25530:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-04).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Based on the 1891 edition by G. E. P. Arkwright.

General Information

Title: That muse which sung
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 16

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Original text and translations

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That muse which sung the beauty of thy face
In sweet well-tuned songs
And harmony that pleased,
If still I be diseased,
Can carol of thy wrongs
And blaze those faults that will thy worth disgrace.
Yet if thou dost repent thee
I will forgive; that mends shall well content thee.