Turn about and see me (John Mundy)

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  • CPDL #25639:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-02-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 31 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Transcribed from the facsimile edition, with the Superius part set for Soprano, the Tenor part for Alto and the Bassus for Tenor. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Turn about and see me
Composer: John Mundy

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1594 in Songs and Psalmes, no. 12


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Original text and translations

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Turn about and see me,
How lustily I spring,
As joyfully as may be,
As glad as anything.
If you will ask the cause and why
I mean to tell you by and by.
She lives, that I do honour most,
Far passing all the rest;
A mighty prince and excellent,
Sweet Eglentine the best.
Then joy with me, both great and small,
Her life brings joy unto us all.