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{{Instruments|A cappella}}
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{{Published|[[Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets (William Byrd)|Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets...]] (1611), no. 23}}
{{Pub|1|1611|in ''{{NoCo|Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets}}''|no=23}}

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  • CPDL #07669:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-07-18).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 107 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Nov 08. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Wedded to will is witless
Composer: William Byrd
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets, no. 23


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Original text and translations

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Wedded to will is witlesse,
And seldome he is skilfull,
That bears the name of wise, and yet is wilfull.
To governe he is fitlesse,
That deals not by election,
but by his fond affection.
O that it might be treason,
for men to rule by will, and not by reason.