As I went a walking in the month of May (John Mundy)

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  • CPDL #25632:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In the original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius part set for Soprano, the Tenor part for Alto and the Bassus for Tenor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: As I went a walking in the month of May
Composer: John Mundy

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 11


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Original text and translations

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As I went a walking in the month of May,
Merrily talking, I thus began to say,
Where dwelleth Love, that lively boy,
How might I see his face,
That breedeth pain and bringeth joy,
That altereth every case:
Then with a sigh I did refrain,
And to the world let it remain.