I love, alas, yet am I not beloved (George Kirbye)

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  • CPDL #31848:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I love, alas, yet I am not beloved
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB or SSATBB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 20


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Original text and translations

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I love, alas, yet am I not beloved;
My suits are all rejected,
And all my looks suspected.
Experience now too late hath proved,
That 'twas in vain that erst I loved.