Farewell, dear love (Robert Jones)

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Editor: Brian Russell (added 2005-08-30).   Score information: Letter   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Farewell, dear love
Composer: Robert Jones

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular, Madrigal
Language: English
Instruments: Lute or a cappella
Published: The First Booke of Songes or Ayres of foure parts with Tableture for the Lute (1600)
Description: No. 12, Farwell deere loue
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Original text and translations

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Farewell, dear love, since thou wilt needs be gone;
Mine eyes do show my life is almost gone.
Nay! I will never die so long as I can spy.
There be many more Though that she do go,
There be many more I fear not,
Why, then, let her go: I care not!

Farewell, farewell! since this I find is true;
I will not spend more time in wooing you,
But I will seek elsewhere If I may find her there.
Shall I bid her go? What and if I do?
Shall I bid her go, and spare not?
O, no, no, no, no, no, I dare not.