Their Wedlocke (John Bennet)

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Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 1999-07-02).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: midi file created by Robert Losin

General Information

Title: Their Wedlocke
Composer: John Bennet

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Ad lib.

First published: 1614 in A brief discourse, no. 20

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Original text and translations

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A Borgens a borgen, che hard long agoe
bee merry ond a vig vor woe,
Zing gleare, zing zweet and zure,
ower Zong zhall bee but zhort
Muzicke foice, ond daunzing
O tis salient zport,
then let this burden zweetly zung be ztill,
A Borgens a Borgen bee’t good be it ill,
A Borgens a Borgen, vor weale or vor woe,
So ever led dis bleasing Borden goe.