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The Muses Gardin for Delights or fifth Booke of Ayers, 1610
by Robert Jones
(Dedicated to Lady Mary (Sidney) Wroth (1587?-1651?))
Part 1 - Ayres I. to III?.
- Go ahead to 'The Fifth Booke, Part 2 - ?IV?. to VI?'
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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 revised, written & compiled on November 23 and 24, 2003.
Updated August 9, 2005 & March 15 & 22, 2009.
First posted as Part 1 March 22, 2009 - this page is just thrown up quickly and may be divided into smaller Parts.
A bit of this has been up on Part ? - Ayres XIV. to XXI? (XIV. THERE WAS A WILY LAD) which has a reproduction of the originally published song.
This page was last updated August 2 - 5, 2010 - in celebration of the 400 year anniversary of this last booke - 1610 - 2010.



The Muses Gardin For Delights
Or Fifth Booke of Ayers, 1610 onely for the Lute, Base-vyoll, and the Voyce.
Composed by Robert Iones ...

Printed by the assignes of William Barley.

(Dedicated to Lady Mary (Sidney) Wroth (1587?-1651?))


This scan is from Harald Lillmeyer' site but I like to add colour and play with these things.

It seems the illustration was taken from 'The Gardener's Labyrinth', by Thomas Hill, which was first published in 1577 and University of Glasgow Department, Library, Special Collections web site, at;
http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/may2001.html
seem to have an exact match in their reproduction of a 1594 reprinting.


Publishing History

1610. The original book was first published in 1610. RISM A/I/4 J647.

1927. Transcribed, Scored and Edited by Edmund H. Fellowes.
The English School of Lutenist Song-Writers Series 2, volume 15. The muses gardin for delights: or fifth booke of ayers, 1610.
Original accompaniment transcribed from the tablature into modern notation for piano.
London: Stainer & Bell, 53 pages.

1970. Facsimile edition : Facsimile of the copy in the Huntington Library.
English lute songs, series Volume 30. The first booke of songes a ayres, 1600. Edited by David Greer. Menston. Eng.: Scolar press, 35 pages

The complete texts and accurate midi files of this the fifth bookecan be found on a site created by Harald Lillmeyer at; http://kulturserver-bayern.de/home/harald-lillmeyer/Texte/Downloads/Downloads.html




I. Love is a pretty frenzy

Loue is a prettie Frencie,
A melancholy fire,
Begot by lookes, maintain'd with hopes,
And bey th'end by desire.
Loue is a pretie Tyrant,
By our affections armed,
Take them away, none liues this day,
The Coward boy hath harmed.
Loue is a pretie Idole,
Opinion did deuise him,
His votaries is slouth and lies,
The Robes that doe disguise him.
Loue is a pretie Painter,
And counterfeiteth passion,
His shadow'd lies, makes fansies rise,
To set beliefe in fashion.
Loue is a pretie Pedler,
Whose Packe is fraught with sorrowes,
With doubts with feares, with sighs with teares,
Some ioyes, but those he borrowes.
Loue is a pretie nothing,
Yet what a quoile it keepes,
With thousand eyes of iealousies,
Yet no one euer sleepes.

?????? 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

I. Love is a pretty frenzy - Notes, Recordings and Comments

I don't know of any recording of this song but there is a midi file available from Mr. Harald Lillmeyer's site. - P. T. C

Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622 ';
For other definitions of love, see Jo1601. IX and note.
28 thousand eyes. See the index [Doughtie's] for other references to Argus.





II. Soft, Cupid, soft

1
Soft Cupid soft, there is no haste,
For all vnkindnesse gone and past,
Since thou wilt needs forsake me so,
Let vs parte friendes, before thou goe.
2
Still shalt thou haue my heart to vse,
When I cannot otherwise chuse,
My life thou mayst command Saunce doubt,
Command I say and goe with out.
3
And if that I doe euer proue,
False and vnkind to gentle Loue
Ile not desire to liue a day,
Nor any longer then I may.
4
Ile daily blesse the little God
But not without a smarting rod,
Wilt thou still vnkindly leaue mee,
Now I pray God all ill goe with thee.

Lyric 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


II. Soft, Cupid, soft - Notes, Recordings and Comments

I posted an mp3 recording of this song on my SoundClick site;
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/7/tricktolly.htm

About the song on my SoundClick;
From Robert Jones' 5th booke of Ayers of 1610, I do not think you can find this song on any CD.

This is about my first digital recording and I started recording in January 2001. It showed me I needed to get a pre-amp. The guitar is live and the vocal is live but the rest is from a computer file that I programed.

It is from;
"The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610" by Robert Jones, and it is the second song of 21 songs in the booke.
The booke was dedicated to Lady Mary (Sidney) Wroth (1587?-1651?) who was one of the first woman poets an I have hypothesized that she may have written some of the lyrics.

This time period was full of poetry that used Roman gods as devices and subject matter. Christian society was coming down on this literature and after the Civil War and a hundred years it was at an end. Robert Jones does not even treat the Roman god Cupid with much respect here. The last works of Robert Jones seem to be of a Christian theme.

I take this as a historical and not a religious piece.

Uploaded on - Mon Jan 26, 2009

Charts position highest in charts: # 124 (27,164 songs currently listed in Classical)
highest in sub-genre: # 6 (689 songs currently listed in Classical > Renaissance)

Notes from Edmond Fellowes 'English Madrigal Verse';
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Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622' - Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, 1970;

II. Soft, Cupid, soft - Publishing History

? 1927-31 - Elizabethan and Jacobean English ayres, . Vo1. I-VI. Trans. and edited from the original edition by Peter Warlock and Philip Wilson. London: OUP, 1927-31.



III. As I the seely fish deceive

As I the silly Fish deceiue,
So Fortune playes with me,
Whose baits my heart of ioyes bereaue,
And Angels taketh mee.
I still doe fish, yet am I caught,
And taken on, their taking taught.
The Riuer wherein I doe swimme,
Of streames of hope is made,
Where ioyes as flowers dresse the brimme,
And frownes doe make my shade.
11: Whence smiles as sun-shine giues me heat,
And shadow frownes from showers beat.
Thus taken like an enuious one,
Who glads for others care,
Since he himselfe must feele such mone,
Delights, all, so should fare,
And striue to make them know like smart,
So make I this to beare apart.

Notes from Edmond Fellowes 'English Madrigal Verse';
4 Angles] spelt Angels in original edition.
Notes from Edward Doughtie's 'Lyrics From Elizabethan Airs , 1596-1622' - Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, 1970;
Cf. Donne's "The Bait"
4 Angels I.e. angles, fish-hooks, with a pun.




Written & compiled by Patrick T. Connolly, ©
This page was revised, written & compiled on November 23 and 24, 2003.
Updated August 9, 2005 March 15 & 22, 2009.
First posted as Part 1 March 22, 2009 - this page is just thrown up quickly and may be divided into smaller Parts.

Page Bibliography

Edmond Fellowes 'English Madrigal Verse';

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

A site called "Heigh! Nonny Nonny! Welcome to British Song!" at: http://www.public.asu.edu/~icwwh/#SEC4 - gives this information;

My Love Hath Her True Love Betrayed. Why, Četis a fault that is too common ( [Fifth Booke 1610 #16]) Allegretto - G - 4 / 4 Anonymous Tenor or baritone / G3 - F4 Piano Stainer / English Lute Songs 2 ( ed. Pilkington ) ? Pg. 66 of collection.

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


Part 1 - Ayres I. to III?.
- Go ahead to 'The Fifth Booke, Part 2 - ?IV?. to VI?'
Go ahead to ' The Fifth Booke, Part 3 - Airs ?VII?. to VIII?. '
Go ahead to ' The Fifth Booke, Part 4 - Airs ?IX?. to X?. '
Go ahead to ' The Fifth Booke, Part 5 - Airs ?XI?. to XIII?. '
Go ahead to ' The Fifth Booke, Part ? - Airs XIV to XXI '

Return to ' The First Booke 1600, Part 1 - Airs I to III'.
Return to ' The Second Booke - 1601, Part 1 - Airs I to II'.
Return to 'The Third Booke 1605, Part 1 - Airs I to IV'.
Return to 'The Fourth Booke of Ayres 1609 , Part 1 - Airs I to II'.

Get into 'The life of Robert Jones'
Find the Life of Philip Rosseter
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Written & compiled by Patrick T. Connolly, ©
This page was revised, written & compiled on November 23 and 24, 2003.
Updated August 9, 2005 & March 15 & 22, 2009.
First posted as Part 1 March 22, 2009 - this page is just thrown up quickly and may be divided into smaller Parts.
A bit of this has been up on Part ? - Ayres XIV. to XXI? (XIV. THERE WAS A WILY LAD) which has a reproduction of the originally published song.
This page was last updated August 2 - 5, 2010
- in celebration of the 400 year anniversary of this last booke - 1610 - 2010.