Those spots upon my Lady's face (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-09)  CPDL #37468:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-11-09).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 280 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Those spots upon my Lady's face
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSSAAB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 21

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Original text and translations

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Those spots upon my Lady's face appearing,
The one of black, the other bright carnation,
Are like the mulberries in dainty gardens growing,
Where grows delight and pleasures of each fashion,
They grow too high, and warely kept from me,
Which makes me sing ah me! 't will never be.