Happy streams, whose trembling fall (John Wilbye)

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  • CPDL #24307:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Happy streams, whose trembling fall
Composer: John Wilbye

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1609
First published: 1598 in The Second Set of Madrigals for 3-6 voices, no. 10

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Original text and translations

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Happy streams, whose trembling fall,
With still murmur softly gliding,
Happy birds, whose chirping call,
With sweet melody delighting,
Hath mov’d her flinty and relentless heart,
To listen to your harmony,
And sit securely in these downs apart,
Enchanted with your melody.
Sing on, and carol forth your glee,
She grants you leave her rays to see:
Happy were I, could love, but so delight her!
But Ah! alas! my love doth still despite her.