Ultimun vale or The third booke
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Ultimun vale or The third booke of ayres 1605
by Robert Jones
(Dedicated to Henry, Prince of Wales)
Part 4 - Airs XI to XV.

Go back to ' The Third Booke, Part 3 - Airs IX to X '
XI. Sweet love my only treasure
XII. Think'st thou, Kate, to put me down?
XIII. When will the fountains of my tears?
XIV. Fly from the world (text maybe by Lady Ann Sothwell)
XV. Happy he, who to sweet home retired
Go ahead to ' The Third Booke, Part 5 - Airs XVI to XVIII '



Under Construction.
This is an unfinished page that I hope to edit sometime in the future.

Written & compiled by Patrick T. Connolly, ©
This page was written, compiled & revised on December 27, 2001, September 1, 2002, January 4 & 5, 2004 & April 25, 2009.
First posted December 27, 2001 or July 6, 2002 (maybe) First Updated April 25, 2009.



XI. SWEET LOVE MY ONLY TREASURE
1
Sweete Loue my onely Treasure,
For seruice long vnfained
Wherein I nought haue gained,
Vouchsafe this little pleasure,
To tell mee in what part
My Lady keepes my heart.
2
If in her haire so slender,
Like golden nets vntwined,
Which fire and arte haue fined:
Her thrall my hart I render
For euer to abide,
With lockes so daintie tide [tied].
3
If in her eyes she bind it,
Wherein that fire was framed,
By which it is inflamed,
I dare not looke to finde it,
I onely wish it sight,
To see that pleasant light.
4
But if her brest haue dained
With kindnesse to receiue it,
I am content to leaue it,
Though death thereby were gained:
Then Lady take your owne,
That liues for you alone.

Text source ; A site created by Harald Lillmeyer. Mr. Lillmeyer typed the text from a facsimile on the 1610 booke and preserved the original spelling.
This site can be found at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer/Texte/Downloads/Downloads.html

XI. Sweet love my only treasure - Notes, Recordings and Comments

Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622'
"This poem was taken from A Poetical Rhapsody (1602) where it is headed "Ode I. Where his Lady keepes his hart" ... it is in the section assigned to Anomos in the first edition, and is ascribed to "A. W." in Davison's list ... The only variant is mine for my in line 1.
9 vntwined. Rollins ... says this should be entwined"

Publishing History

'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.

'Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, Volume 6. Ultimun vale' - 1926 Edited by Edmund H. Fellowes.



XII. THINK'ST THOU, KATE, TO PUT ME DOWN?

12. Thinkst thou Kate to put me downe.

1
Thinkst thou Kate to put me downe
With a no, or with a frowne,
Since loue holds my hart in bandes,
I must do as loue commaunds.
2
Loue commaundes the hands to dare,
When the tongue of speech is spare:
Chiefest lesson in loues Schoole
Put it in aduenture foole [aduentureful].
3
Fooles are they that fainting flinch
For a squeake [sic], a scratch, a pinch,
Womens words haue double sence:
Stand away, a simple fence.
4
If thy Mistresse sweare sheele crye,
Feare her not, sheele sweare and lye,
Such sweet oathes [?thoughts?] no sorrowe bring
Till the pricke of conscience sting.

Text source ; A site created by Harald Lillmeyer. Mr. Lillmeyer typed the text from a facsimile on the 1610 booke and preserved the original spelling.
This site can be found at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer/Texte/Downloads/Downloads.html

Meinst du Kathe (XII. THINK'ST THOU, KATE, - German translation from the Pro Cantione Antiqua CD - Harald Lillmeyer tried to give me some help on this. )
1
Meinst du Kathe, du konntest mich abweisen
mit einem „Nein¾ oder einem finsteren Blick?
Da die Liebe mein Herz in Fesseln schlagt,
muss ich ihrem Gebot folgen.
2
Die Liebe gebiertet den Handen Mut,
wenn Zunge oder Rede freundlich sind.
Das wichtigste, was man in der Schule lernt
ist: tuchtig dranzugehen.
3.
Nur Nurren fahren angstlich zuruck
vor einem Schrei, einem Kratzer, einem Kunff.
Weiberreden sind doppelsinnig,
vor einfachen Hurden machen sie halt.
4.
Wenn meine Buhle schwort, dass sie weinen wird,
furchte es nicht, denn ihr Schwur ist falsch;
diese suBen Gedanken bereiten erst Kummer,
venn der Stachel des Gewissens brennt.

Ubertragung: Lindsay Craig, Niels Wilsing, wm

XII. Think'st thou, Kate, to put me down? - Publishing History

'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.

'Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, Volume 6. Ultimun vale' - 1926 Edited by Edmund H. Fellowes.

XII. Think'st thou, Kate, to put me down? - Notes, Recordings and Comments

Kate was the 'shrew' of Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew' and I think it possible that this song might have something to do with that play. I guess that Jones was too young to be involved in Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew' and that he was away at Oxford where he took his degree in 1597. However Jones's birth date is not known. One connection Jones has with the play is his printer Peter Short. "Short printed the old play Taming of a Shrew, to be sold by Cuthert Burby, in 1594. This is regarded as the original version, of Shakespeare's "Shrew."

Edmund H. Fellowes, in his 1926 Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, Volume 6. Ultimun vale, deemed the words not suitable for early twentieth century readers and so he edited out the last three stanzas. Modern people have not had the discretion to keep quite about this song and Pro Cantione Antiqua released a version of it on a CD, (where many other songs of Ultimun vale have never made it to a record) with German and Japanese translations. - shocking!
- Patrick Connolly - January 4, 2004

Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622'
This poem, with Jones's treble and bass, was copied into BM MS Add. 24665 [the Giles Earle's Songbook], fol. 20v -21, without variants, and dated "1615."
...
19 Till the pricke. The music emphasizes the innuendo here by repeating the phrase and delaying of conscience. "

A recording of this song is on the CD 'Ars Britanica - Old Hall Manuscript - Madrigals - Lute Songs' by Pro Cantione Antiqua (1980), on Teldec Classics (Telefunken 6.35494). It is the only Robert Jones song on the CD. - P. T. C.
Eight of the "Lute Songs" from this CD, including 'Think'st thou, Kate', made it onto a Pro Cantione Antiqua compilation called 'Purcell in The Ale House - English Part Songs & Lute Songs' on Apex from 2001. This is an interesting and humorous CD but there are only four short Henry Purcell songs on the disc where there are many song from Thomas Ravenscroft and composers of his earlier time. - P. T. C. April 25, 2009.


Left to right - 'Ars Britanica - Old Hall Manuscript - Madrigals - Lute Songs' by Pro Cantione Antiqua (1980) . 'Purcell in The Ale House - English Part Songs & Lute Songs' by Pro Cantione Antiqua (a 2001 compilation) . 'The Muses Gardin: Lute Songs by Robert Jones' by Emma Kirkbe and Anthony Rooley (1991) . 'Dowland - Jones - Lute Songs' by Emma Kirkbe and Anthony Rooley (a 2004 compilation).
The following three songs of this page;
XIII. When will the fountains of my tears?
XIV. Fly from the world,
XV. Happy he, who to sweet home retired,
were done together as a set piece on the CD 'The Muses Gardin: Lute Songs by Robert Jones' by Emma Kirkbe and Anthony Rooley, where a fourth song from this 3rd booke 'III. Go to bed, sweet muse' was also added.
XIII. WHEN WILL THE FOUNTAIN OF MY TEARS?

13. When will the fountaine of my teares be drye.

1
When will the fountaine of my teares be drye,
When will my sighs be spent:
When will desire agree to let me dye,
When will thy heart relent [?]:
It is not for my life I plead,
Since death the way to rest doth leade:
But stay for thy consent,
Least thou bee discontent.
2
For if my selfe without thy leaue I kill,
My Ghost will neuer rest,
So hath it sworne to worke thine onely will,
And holdes it euer best.
For since it onely liues by thee,
Good reason thou the ruler be:
Then giue me leaue to dye,
And shew thy power therby [thereby].

Text source ; A site created by Harald Lillmeyer. Mr. Lillmeyer typed the text from a facsimile on the 1610 booke and preserved the original spelling.
This site can be found at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer/Texte/Downloads/Downloads.html

XIII. When will the fountains of my tears? - Notes, Recordings and Comments

Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622'
"This poem was taken from A Poetical Rhapsody (1602), where it is headed "Ode V. Petition to haue her leaue to die" ..., and assigned to Anomos and A. W., as No. XI. The only variant is that for it in line 13. The song was copied, with Jones's treble and bass, in BM MS Add. 24665 [the Giles Earle's Songbook] (c. 1615-1626), fol. 21v -22, without variants. ..."

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.

In his liner notes Anthony Rooley says "the trilogy beginning 'When wil the fountain' deserves to be recognised as one of the high points of inspired melancholy, from the era that steeped itself in such dark thoughts." - P. T. C.

This song was done together as a set piece on this CD with the next two songs of this page;
XIV. Fly from the world,
XV. Happy he, who to sweet home retired.

This CD, was repackaged along with an old 1989 John Dowland CD as a double CD package and called 'Dowland - Jones - Lute Songs Emma Kirkbe and Anthony Rooley' on Virgin Veritas in 2004. - P. T. C. April 25, 2009.

Publishing History

'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.

'Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, Volume 6. Ultimun vale' - 1926 Edited by Edmund H. Fellowes.



XIV. FLY FROM THE WORLD

14. Flye from the world.

1
Flye from the world O fly thou poor distrest,
Where thy diseased sence infects thy soule
And where thy thoughts do multiply vnrest,
Troubling with wishes what they straight controule
O Worlde, O worlde betrayers of the mind,
O thoughts, O thoughts that guide vs being blinde.
2
Come therefore Care Conduct [conduct] me to my end,
And steere this shipwracke Carcase [carcase] to the graue:
My sighes a strong and stedfast wind will lende,
Teares wet the sayles [sails], repentance from rockes saue.
Haile death, hayle death, the land I do descry,
Strike sayle [sail], go soule, rest followes them that dye.

Text source ; A site created by Harald Lillmeyer. Mr. Lillmeyer typed the text from a facsimile on the 1610 booke and preserved the original spelling.
This site can be found at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer/Texte/Downloads/Downloads.html

The text maybe by Lady Ann Sothwell.

XIV. Fly from the world - Notes, Recordings and Comments

Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622'
"See Fer 1609. for another setting of these verses. A copy of the first stanza of this poem occures in (D) Folger MS V.b.198, fol. 1; the page is headed "The workes of Lady Ann Sothwell Decemb: 2. 1626," and No. XIII is the first poem, with the title "Sonnet : La." This ascription is weakened by the presencs of Raleigh's "The Lie" on fol. 2. Another copy of the poem, (E) Folger MS V.a.339, fol. 192, seems to have been taken from Fer 1609 ... ... "

Midi files of all the songs of this booke were made by Harald Lillmeyer and he has posted them all as free downloads on his site at; www.harald-lillmeyer.kulturserver.de

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.

In his liner notes Anthony Rooley defends Jones from modern critics saying "Jones' best melancholy ayres are deeply influenced by the acknowledged master of melancholy [John Dowland] and, at their best, may be compared favorably to all but three of four greatest of Dowland's melancholy masterpieces. Dowland's 'Flow My Tears', Stay Sorrow', or 'Come Heavy Sleep', are individual creations of genius beyond comparison; but listen to Jones''Lie downe poore heart', [from Jones's first book (1600) VI],'Flye from the world', [from Jones's third book (1605) XIV] or 'If in this flesh' [from Jones's fourth book, (1609) XV] ,' I am sure the unbiased ear will find inspired melancholy of the richest kind. ...." - P. T. C.

Publishing History

'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.

'Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, Volume 6. Ultimun vale' - 1926 Edited by Edmund H. Fellowes.



XV. HAPPY HE, WHO TO SWEET HOME RETIRED

15. Happy he who to sweete home retirde.

1
Happy he
Who to sweete home retirde [retired],
Shuns glory to admirde [admired],
And to him selfe liues free,
Whilst he who striues with pride to climb the skies
Falls down with foule disgrace before he rise.
2
Let who will,
The Actiue [actiue] life commend,
And all his trauels bend,
Earth with his fame to fill.
Such fame so forst [forced], at last dyes with his death,
Which life maintainde [maintained] by others idle breath.
3
My delightes
To dearest home confinde, [confined]
Shall there make good my mind:
Not Awde [awed] with fortunes [Fortune's] spights [spites].
High trees heauen blastes, windes shake, and honors fel [fell],
When lowly plantes, long time in safetie dwell.
4
All I can
My worldly strife shall be
They one day, say of me,
He dyde [dyed] a good old man:
On his sad soule, a heauy burden lies,
Who knowne to all, vnknowne to himselfe dyes.

Text source ; A site created by Harald Lillmeyer. Mr. Lillmeyer typed the text from a facsimile on the 1610 booke and preserved the original spelling.
This site can be found at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer/Texte/Downloads/Downloads.html

XV. Happy he, who to sweet home retired - Notes, Recordings and Comments

Fellows "24] This line is a translation from SenecaThyestes ...
[illi mors gravis incubat]
qui, notus nimis omnibus
ignotus moritur sibi

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.
- P. T. C.

Publishing History

'Musica Britannica - Collected English Lutenist Partsongs I ' - Pg. 171 of collection - 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.

'Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, Volume 6. Ultimun vale' - 1926 Edited by Edmund H. Fellowes.



- go to ' The Third Booke, Part 5 - Airs XVI to XVIII '