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Come holly Swains,<br>
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come let us sit around,<br>
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and with blithe Carols,<br>
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sullen cares confound.<br>
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The shepher's life<br>
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is void of strife,<br>
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no worldly treasures,<br>
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distates our pleasures<br>
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with free consenting<br>
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our minds contenting<br>
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we smiling laugh<br>
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while other sigh repenting.<br>
  
 
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Editor: David Fraser (added 2003-02-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 80 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Come Jolly Swains
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: SSAT
Genre: Secular, Madrigals
Language: English
Instruments: none, a cappella
Published: Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets (1611), no. 13

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Original text and translations

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Come holly Swains,
come let us sit around,
and with blithe Carols,
sullen cares confound.
The shepher's life
is void of strife,
no worldly treasures,
distates our pleasures
with free consenting
our minds contenting
we smiling laugh
while other sigh repenting.