The courtiers courtship to his mistris; the mistris to the courtier (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2014-05-13)  CPDL #31989:         
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2014-05-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 217 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Courtiers Courtship to his Mistris The Mistris to the Courtier
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularConsort song

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble

First published: 1611
Description: Two solo voices in dialogue.

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Original text and translations

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– Will yee love me, Lady sweete?
– Fye away, fie away, fie, fie, fie
– You are young and love is meete
– No, not I, I’ll live a maide till I be fortie
– Out, alas, who then will sport thee, wanton yet in the spring, love is a prettie thing.
– Fie, away, fie, fie
– Kisse sweete, as lovers doe prove, kind to them that woe.