My throat is sore (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-07). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 59 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: My throat is sore
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: 2nd part of a two-part madrigal, the 1st part being Of joys and pleasing pains.
Original text and translations
My throat is sore, my voice is hoarse with skriking,
My rests are sighs, deep from the heart’s root fetched;
My song runs all on sharps, and with oft striking
Time on my breast, I shrink with hands outstretched;
Thus still, and still I sing, and ne’er am linning,
For still the close points to my first beginning.