Farewell all joys (Orlando Gibbons)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-28)  CPDL #47096:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-10-28).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Farewell all joys
Composer: Orlando Gibbons

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 in The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets, no. 8
Description: 2nd part. 1st part is How art thou thralled.

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Original text and translations

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Farewell all joys, O Hell,
Now restless care’s my pillow.
Sweet myrtle shades, farewell,
Now come, sad cypress, and forlorn Love’s willow.
She smiles, she laughs, she joys at my tormenting,
Break then, poor heart. Tossed on despair’s black billow,
O let me die lamenting.