Why dost thou shoot? (John Wilbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-08). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 53 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: This version is SSATTB, in the original key. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Why dost thou shoot?
Composer: John Wilbye
Description: Original is set for SSSATB, but the Alto and Tenor have exactly the same range, rather low for the Alto.
Original text and translations
Why dost thou shoot, and I seek not to shield me?
I yield, (sweet love) spare then my wound-ed liver,
And do not make my heart thy arrow’s quiver.
O hold! What needs this shooting, when I yield me?