Were I a king (John Mundy)

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  • CPDL #23201:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-02-26).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #09262:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2005-08-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 32 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Were I a king
Composer: John Mundy

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SATTB or SATBB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 26

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Original text and translations

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Were I a king, I might command content,
were I obscure, unknown should be my cares,
and were I dead, no thoughts should me torment,
nor words, nor wrongs, nor loves, nor hopes, nor fears,
a doubtful choice, of three things one to crave,
a kingdom or a cottage or a grave.