Sweet Gemma (Thomas Bateson)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-06). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 71 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Sweet Gemma
Composer: Thomas Bateson
Description: 1st part of a 2-part madrigal, the 2nd part being Yet stay alway.
Original text and translations
Sweet Gemma, when I first beheld thy beauty,
I vow’d thee service, honour, love and duty;
O then, O then, I said the best
Is hither come to make me blest;
But thou, alas! sweet thou
Dost not regard my vow!
Go, go, let me not see
Cruel, though fairest thee.