Some men desire spouses (Thomas Weelkes)

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General Information

Title: Some men desire spouses
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SST or STT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1608 in Ayres or Phantasticke Spirits for Three Voices, no. 3

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Original text and translations

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1. Some men desire spouses,
   That come of noble houses,
   And some would have in marriage
   Ladies of courtly carriage.
   Fa la la.
   But few desire as I do,
   The maidenhead of a widow.
   Fa la la.

2. Some think fair youth will cherish,
   Strength that begins to perish.
   I’ll have no colts to taming,
   Let me be young'st at gaming.
   Fa la la.
   I’ll get, or I’ll go nigh too,
   The Maidenhead of a widow.
   Fa la la.