The loyal lover (Jacques Blumenthal)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-26)  CPDL #75746:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-26).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 568 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The loyal lover
Composer: Jacques Blumenthal
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, SB divisi
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1872 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

As I lay sleeping,
In dreams 1leeting,
Ever my sweeting
    Is in my mind,
She is so goodly,
With looks so lovely,
That no man truly
    Such one can 1ind.

Her beauty so pure,
It doth under lure
My poor heart full sure
    In governance.
Therefore now will I
Unto her apply,
And ever will cry
    For remembrance.

Alas! will not she
Now show her pity,
But thus will take me,
    In such disdain;
Methinketh I was
Unkind that she is,
That bindeth me thus,
    In such hard pain.

Though she me bind,
Yet shall she not 1ind,
My poor heart unkind,
    Do what she can;
For I will her pray,
While I live a day,
Me to take for aye,
    For her own man.

From a manuscript of the time of Henry VIII.