Phillis was a faire maide (Giles Earle)

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Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2003-03-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 200 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: arranged by Eva Toller, midi files available for each part.

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Title: Phillis was a faire maide
Composer: Giles Earle

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Phillis was a faire maide and she had suitors store;
though I a maide, as Phillis was, yet have I ne’er the more.
A sillie lass may sigh, alas! whose cause doth still abound.
I daily weep, and keep my sheep that feede upon the downe.

Phillis was a faire maide, belov’d of Corydon;
yet I a maide, as Phillis was, must ever pine alone.
No lover may, with garlands gay, my shining tresses crown.
I daily weep, and keep my sheep that feede upon the downe.

Phillis was a faire maide and Corydon was kind;
but I a maide, as Phillis was, may never suitor find.
The seasons pass and oh! alas, my sorrows yet abound.
I daily weep, and keep my sheep that feede upon the downe.