Must I part, O my jewel? (George Kirbye)
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 74 kB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-24). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 74 kB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-15). Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 76 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Must I part, O my jewel?
Composer: George Kirbye
Original text and translations
Must I part, O, my jewel,
Hapless from my fair sun, whose beams me nourish?
Alas, who now comforteth, or doth me cherish,
Pained with grief so cruel?
O, if it so must needs be, my wicked fortune,
How can she further harm me?