Three virgin nymphs (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-17)  CPDL #37561:          (Finale 2014)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 388 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Three virgin nymphs
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 10

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Original text and translations

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Three virgin nymphs were walking all alone,
Till rude Silvanus chanc'd to meet them;
Ravish'd with joy, he leapt, and snatch'd at one,
But missing her, thus rudely greets them:
Nymphs of the woods, come back again and kiss me!
Silvanus calls, come back again and bliss me!