The gods have heard my vows (Thomas Weelkes)

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  • (Posted 2009-10-31)  CPDL #20431:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2009-10-31).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The gods have heard my vows
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608 in Ayres or Phantasticke Spirits for Three Voices, no. 8

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Original text and translations

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1. The Gods have heard my vows,
fond Lyce whose fair brows
won't scorn with such disdain,
my love, my tears, my pain.
Fa la la la la la fa la la.

2. But now those springtime roses
are turn'd to winter poses,
to rue and thyme and sage
fitting that shrivell'd age.
Fa la la la la la fa la la.

3. Now youths with hot desire
see that flameless fire
which erst your hearts so burn'd
quick into ashes turn'd.
Fa la la la la la fa la la.