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John Dowland "Weep You No more Sad Fountains" Paul Agnew

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Uploaded on Feb 19, 2008

"Weep you no more sad fountains"
In The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Aires. Composed to sing to the Lute

Composer: John Dowland

Biography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dow...
http://www.hoasm.org/IVM/Dowland.html

Score:

for high voice: http://www.schubertline.co.uk/Scorchs...

for medium voice: http://www.schubertline.co.uk/Scorchs...

Many thanks to OedipusColoneus who provided this recording.

Performed by: Paul Agnew (tenor) Christopher Wilson (lute)
Album: In Darknesse Let Me Dwell (1996)
Label: METRONOME

Lyrics:

Weepe you no more sad fountaines,
What need you flowe so fast,
Looke how the snowie mountaines,
Heav'ns sunne doth gently waste.

But my sunnes heav'nly eyes
View not your weeping.
That now lie sleeping, that now lie sleeping,
Softly softly
That now softly lies sleeping.


Sleepe is a reconciling,
A rest that peace begets:
Doth not the sunne rise smiling,
When faire at ev'n he sets,
Rest you then, rest, sad eyes,
Melt not in weeping,
While she lies sleeping, while she lies sleeping,
Softly softly
That now softly lies sleeping.

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