In pride of May (Giuseppe Ferrata)

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  • (Posted 2024-03-28)  CPDL #79729:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-03-28).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 497 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: In pride of May
Composer: Giuseppe Ferrata
Lyricist: Thomas Weelkes
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1921 Theodore Presser Co.

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Original text and translations

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    In pride of May
    The fields are gay,
The birds do sweetly sing.

    So nature would
    That all things should
With joy begin the Spring.

    Then Lady dear,
    Do you appear
In beauty like the Spring?

    I well dare say
    The birds that day
More cheerfully will sing.

Fa, la, la.