Never Weather-Beaten Sail

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NEVER WEATHER-BEATEN SAIL. AKA - "O Come Quickly." English, Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Words and music to "Never Weather Beaten Sail" are by physician, poet and composer Thomas Campion (1567-1620), a contemporary of Shakespeare, published in Book One of his Two Bookes of Ayres c. 1613. He has been called the most musical of the Elizabethan lyric poets.

Never weather beaten Saile more willing bent to shore,
Never tyred Pilgrims limbs affected slumber more;
Than my wearied spright now longs to flye out of my troubled breast.
O come quickly, O come quickly,
O come quickly sweetest lord, and take my soule to rest.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kines (Songs From Shakespeare's Plays and Popular Songs of Shakespeare's Time), 1964; pp. 64-65.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Hear the group Stile Antico's sing the song in parts [1]




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