Lady, the silly flea (Giles Farnaby)

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General Information

Title: Lady, the silly flea
Composer: Giles Farnaby

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices.

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Original text and translations

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Lady, the silly flea of all disdained,
because it hath complained:
I pity that poor creature,
both black and small of stature,
were I a flea, indeed I would not bite you,
but search some other way for to delight you.