The Fayries Daunce (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 1999-05-17)  CPDL #00369:  IMSLP.png
Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 1999-05-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Fayries Daunce
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in A brief discourse, no. 6

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Original text and translations

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Are you haunt our hallowed greene,
none but Fayries here are seene,
downe and sleepe, wake and weepe:
pinch him blacke, and pinch him blew,
that seekes to steale a Lover true.
When you come to hear us sing
or to treade our Fayrie ring,
pinch him blacke, and pinch him blew,
O thus our nayles shall handle you.