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The First Booke of Songes and Ayres - 1600 [21 pieces]
Composed by Robert Jones

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VII. WHERE LINGERING FEAR

1
Where lingring feare doth once possesse the hart,
There is the toong,
Forst to prolong,
And smother vp his suite, while that his smart,
Like fire supprest, flames more in euery part.

2
Who dares not speake deserues not his desire,
The Boldest face,
Findeth most grace:
Though women loue that men should them admire,
They slily laugh at him dares come no higher.

3
Some thinke a glaunce expressed by a sigh,
Winning the field,
Maketh them yeeld:
But while these glauncing fooles do rowle the eie,
They beate the bush, away the bird doth flie.

4
A gentle hart in vertuous breast doth stay,
Pitty doth dwell,
In beauties cell:
A womans hart doth not thogh tong say nay
Repentance taught me this the other day.

5
Which had I wist I presently had got,
The pleasing fruite,
Of my long suite:
But time hath now beguild me of this lot,
For that by his foretop I tooke him not.

Online text copyright ©, Harald Lillmeyer www.harald-lillmeyer.kulturserver.de

VII. Where lingering fear - Notes, Recordings and Comments

I don't know of any recording of this song that can be found on CD, LP, 45 or 78. A midi file of the song, made by Harald lillmeyer, can be found at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer Look under 'Downloads'.

Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622';

"Bond (III, 487) ascribes to these verses to Lyly without evidence.
5. Like fire supprest, ... cf. Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, 331 - 332
. . ."
Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare
...
An oven that is stopp'd, or river stay'd,
Burneth more hotly, swelleth with more rage:
. . .332
...
http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/254/



VIII. HERO, CARE NOT THOUGH THEY PRY

1. Hero, care not though they pry,
2. I will love thee till I die.
3. Jealousy is but a smart
4. That torments a jealous heart.
5. Crows are black that were white
6. For betraying loves delight.
Crows are black that were white
For betraying loves delight.

7. They that love to find a fault
8. May repent what they have sought.
9. What the fond eye hath not viewed,
10. Never wretched heart hath rued.
11. Vulcan then proved a scorn
12. When he saw he wore a horn.
Vulcan then proved a scorn
When he saw he wore a horn.

13. Doth it then by might behove
14. To shut up the gates of love?
15. Women are not kept by force
16. But by nature's own remorse.
17. If they list they will stray;
18. Who can hold that will away?
If they list they will stray;
Who can hold that will away?

19. Jove in golden shower obtained,
20. His love in a tower restrained.
21. So perhaps if I could do
22. I might hold my sweet love too.
23. Gold, keep out at the door,
24. I have love that conquers more.
Gold, keep out at the door,
I have love that conquers more.

25. Wherefore did they not suspect
26. When it was to some effect?
27. Every little glimm'ring spark
28. Is perceived in the dark.
29. This is right; owlets' kind
30. See by night, by day be blind.
This is right; owlets' kind
See by night, by day be blind.

Source ; The English School of Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, volume 4. The first booke of songes and ayres, 1600. Stainer & Bell (1959).

VIII. Hero, care not though they pry - Notes, Recordings and Comments

I don't know of any recording of this song that can be found on CD, LP, 45 or 78. Harald Lillmeyer and I made both made midi files of this song at about the same time but Harald published his long before I have published this here coming from my SoundClick.

I was in the process of making many midi files of the songs of Robert Jones when I was contacted by Harald Lillmeyer who was also in the process of making midi files of many English Song Booke Ayres. After hearing Harald's midis I sort of stopped making midi files and went on to other things. Harald Lillmeyer has done great work and you can download all his files for free.
This is one the the songs that I did make a midi file of this song. If you want a of mine copy e-mail me. - P. T. C.
phreap2000@yahoo.ca

Notes from Edmund H. Fellowes in English Madrigal Verse;

29. owlets'] howlets 1600.

Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622'

"Bond (III, 488) ascribes to Lyly without evidence. This poem may have been one of the many inspired by Marlowe's Hero and Leander.
5-6 Crowes ... white Cf. Chaucer's Manciple's Tale and its source in Ovid, Metamorphoses, II, 531-632
His loue in a towre. I.e., Danae."

Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander can be read on line at the University of Toronto's 'Poetry On-line'. Hero and Leander was first published in 1598.

This MP3 is from the old midi file that I digitized to my computer in April, 2003. Two versions were spliced together and effects added this August 2011. The song is to repeat 5 times for the 5 stanzas and each time I have added a different effect. (A stereo file and a mono AIF files were made April 9, 2003 and this edit was made August 2 & 4th, 2011.)



IX. WHEN LOVE ON TIME AND MEASURE

1
When loue and time and measure makes his ground,
Time that must end though loue can neuer die,
Tis loue betwixt a shadow and a sound,
A loue not in the hart but in the eie,
A loue that ebbes and flowes now vp now downe,
A mornings fauor and an euenings frowne.

2
Sweete lookes shew loue, yet they are but as beames,
Faire wordes seeme true, yet they are but as wind,
Eies shed their teares yet are but outward streames:
Sighes paint a sadnes in the falsest minde.
Lookes, wordes, teares, sighes, shew loue when loue they leaue,
False harts can weepe, sigh, sweare, and yet deceiue.

words by: John Lilliatt (?)

Online text copyright ©, Harald Lillmeyer www.harald-lillmeyer.kulturserver.de

IX. When love on time and measure - Notes, Recordings and Comments

Notes from Edmund H. Fellowes in English Madrigal Verse;

"This poem was formerly in the commonplace book of John Lilliatt ... the first stanza still appears in another hand ... subscribed "Uni, soli, semper I. L." ... The poem may be by Lilliatt himself. ..."

Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622';

This poem may be by John Lilliatt, for it appears in a MS which contains a number of poemes in his autograph, ... the first stanza is given with music for two voices (not Jones's), and headed "Uni, soli, semper I. L." A note ... says, "..." the words ... are not in Lilliant's hand. ...
...
...

Faire wordes ... wind, Tilley W833.

*"not in Lilliant's hand ... is now not certain ... Lilliant was a vicar choral at Chichester, so " - David Greer

*Musica Britannica - Collected English Lutenist Partsongs I -Edited by David Greer
70 partsongs by Michael Cavendish, Robert Jones, Francis Pilkington and John Bartlett are presented in four‚part score with lute tablature and transcription. First published in 1987.

A recording of this song is on the CD 'The Muses Gardin: Lute Songs by Robert Jones' by Emma Kirkbe and Anthony Rooley (1991), on Virgin Classics. This is the only CD, I know of, that is dedicated entirely to the music of Robert Jones.



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Page Bibliography

Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622' Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, 1970.

The English School of Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, volume 4. The first booke of songes and ayres, 1600. Stainer & Bell (1959).

Musica Britannica - Collected English Lutenist Partsongs I -Edited by David Greer
70 partsongs by Michael Cavendish, Robert Jones, Francis Pilkington and John Bartlett are presented in four‚part score with lute tablature and transcription. First published in 1987.

Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander can be read on line at the University of Toronto's 'Poetry On-line'. Hero and Leander was first published in 1598.

Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare -
http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/254/

M. P. Tilley, A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Ann Arbor, 1950)

A site created by Harald Lillmeyer that can be found at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer
Look under 'Downloads'.