My heart, why hast thou taken (Thomas Morley)

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General Information

Title: My heart, why hast thou taken
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSST or SSAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Madrigals to Four Voices

Description: 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being Still it frieth

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Original text and translations

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My heart, why hast thou taken,
And forgot and forsaken?
Thou dost it lest, inspired
With his enclosed flames, thy heart be fired.