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Come again, sweet love doth now invite

1597; The First Booke of Songs or Ayres
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Come again, sweet love is a masterpiece, and today probably Dowland’s most famous song; with its beautiful flowing major key melody, and unforgettable ascending musical figure in the second half, depicting rising emotion. Probably it is two songs; the first two verses make a logically symmetrical pair, while verses 3 to 6, actually numbered 1 to 4 in the original print, in a slightly different meter, are addressed to the audience, not to the lover.

from notes by Christopher Goodwin © 2018

Son texte saturé de drame et d’images fortes a assuré à Come again! sweet love une place de choix dans le répertoire de Dowland.

extrait des notes rédigées par Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Come again! sweet love („Komm zurück! süße Liebe“) enthält einen Text voller Drama und starken Bildern, der dem Lied einen zentralen Platz in Dowlands aufgeführtem Repertoire sicherte.

aus dem Begleittext von Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Deutsch: Elke Hockings


Dowland: First Booke of Songs or Ayres
Studio Master: SIGCD553Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal
Dowland: The Art of Melancholy
Studio Master: CDA68007Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Flora gave me fairest flowers
CSCD511Download only


Track 6 on CDA67648 [4'56]
Track 2 on CDA68007 [4'16]
Track 18 on CSCD511 [3'27] Download only
Track 17 on SIGCD553 [4'35] Download only

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  1. Flora gave me fairest flowers (CSCD511)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: June 2003
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