Send forth thy sighs (Nathaniel Patrick)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-08-14).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 179 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Edition prepared from BL Add. ms 17786-17791.

General Information

Title: Send forth thy sighs
Composer: Nathaniel Patrick
Lyricist: Anon
Number of voices: 1v   Voicings: S or T
Genre: SecularConsort song

Language: English
Instruments: String ensemble

First published: c.1590 in manuscript

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Original text and translations

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Send forth thy sighs, the witnesses of woe.
Pour down thy plaints, the signs of thy unrest.
Let trickling tears from forth thy fountains flow,
For these same weeds become thy calling best.
Let sobs, let sighs, let plaints, let tears and all
Bear witness just of this thy fatal fall.