The Andalusian merchant (Thomas Weelkes)

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General Information

Title: The Andalusian Merchant
Composer: Thomas Weelkes

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: 2-part madrigal, the 1st part being Thule, the period of cosmography

External websites:
Performance of Thule and The Andalusian merchant by the dwsChorale

Original text and translations

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The Andalusian merchant, that returns
Laden with cochineal and China dishes,
Reports in Spain how strangely Fogo burns,
Amidst an ocean full of flying fishes!
These things seem wond'rous, yet more wond'rous I,
Whose heart with fear doth freeze, with love doth fry.