Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Madrigal for Music Class

Here you are the lyrics of an English madrigal by Thomas Morley titled Now is the Month of Maying. It dates from the end of the 16th century. In your next Music classes you will work with it. Remember! We are celebrating spring time!

Now is the month of maying
When merry lads are playing
Each with his bonny lass
Upon the greeny grass

The spring, clad all in galdness
Doth laugh at winter's sadness
And to the bagpipe's sound
The nymphs tread out their ground

Fie then! Why sit we musing
Youth's sweer delight refusing?
Say, dainty nymphs, and speak,
Shall we play barley-break?

Here you can listen to the song and see beautiful English landscapes. Enjoy the madrigal!

1 comment:

Celia said...

I sing this song in the music lesson and I like it
congratulations =p