Why weeps, alas! my lady-love (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-23)  CPDL #56389:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-23).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Why weeps, alas! my lady-love
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1878 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 11, no. 323

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Original text and translations

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Why weeps, alas! my lady-love and mistress dear?
What though I leave thee,
My life may fail,
But I will not deceive thee!