Adieu, ye city pris'ning towers (Thomas Tomkins)

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General Information

Title: Adieu, ye city pris'ning towers
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1605

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Original text and translations

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Adieu, ye city pris'ning towers,
Better are the country bowers.
Winter is gone, the trees are springing,
Birds on ev'ry hedge sit singing.
Hark, how they chirp, come, love, delay not,
come, come, sweet love, O, come and stay not.