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for Dr. James Major, the Illinois State University Madrigal Singers and the 50th Anniversary Season of the Madrigal Dinners

Fair Robin I Love John Dryden (1631-1700)

DENNIS M. TOBENSKI (2005)

  mf    q. = 102

SOPRANO

Fair mf

ALTO

   

Fair

TENOR

BASS

  

Ro - bin I

  

  



  

    

Ro - bin I

love!



T.

B.

   

        

           fair

         

mf



fair

  

  

   

 

fair

Ro - bin

 

fair

 

Ro - bin

          

Fair,

fair

Ro - bin

                

Fair,

Ro - bin

 

  f

Fair

     Love!

  mf

 

Love!

A.

Fair Ro - bin I

Fair,



 

       

Fair Ro - bin I

Fair,

    

  



 

love!

5

S.

 

Ro - bin

Copyright © 2005 Dennis M. Tobenski

  f

Fair f



Fair f

 

      Ro - bin I love

and

     

 

Ro - bin I love

  Ro



 

Fair

Ro

-

and

     bin

I

     -

bin

I


4

   9

S.

hour

-

hour

T.

B.

ly

-

ly

    

love.

  

die,

   

S.

lan - guish ing

A.

 

B.

S.

  

   

and

   

 

fick - le

B.

  

eye;

 

Fair

Fair

19    

   

   

false,

T.

eye;

false,

A.



   

  

lan - guish ing T.



fick - le

But

        Fair,

13

         



lip nor

a

not

for a

lip nor

a

 

   

Ro - bin,

 

Ro - bin,

there

we

a

and

there

a





and

false,

He's





and

false,

He's

      He's



  

we

fair Ro - bin





 

for a

fair Ro - bin

 

Fair,

not

       

    

 

   

       

But

  

love.

   

    

die,

    

 

A.

  

    

-

-

       

Fair

Fair

gree.

For





gree.

For

fick - le

fick - le

 and

 and

Ro - bin

I

love.

I

am as false

am as false

      I

am as false

      I

am as false

and

I

fick - le

fick - le

      I

He's

      Ro - bin

 

and

 

He's

 

love.

He's

and

as

 

and

 

as

 

and

as

and

as

 


S.

A.

5

23           

  

as

           fick - le

as

   

fick - le

  

 

B.

29

S.

A.

     

I

B.

A.

T.

B.



love.

      

                        

           

Love

  



Ro - bin,

Fair

Ro - bin,

Fair

Ro - bin,

 



 

 f

 

What f



Fair



Ro - bin,

Fair

Ro - bin,

can

can

 

f

 

   Ro - bin

 

Fair



Fair

     nei - ther be lieve mf





Ro - bin

 

I

Fair

Ro - bin

I f

   

Fair

Ro - bin.

We

nei - ther be lieve

 

Fair



Fair mf

 

Fair

      Ro - bin

I



love,

 

Ro - bin

I

 

Ro - bin

I

 

Ro - bin

I





 



  

I

Fair

 

    

    ei - ther

Fair mp

 

We



    ei - ther

Ro - bin,





  

    

What

he.



love.

       love.

35

S.

Fair mp

   

as

Fair

love.

T.

he.

                      

 

      he.



mf

Fair

     

 

as

fick - le



 mp

  

fick - le

T.

 



love.

 

      

Ro - bin I

love.

Ro - bin I

love.

       

     And

  





  



  





  



 

          

say;

 

say;

        

And

And

And

         


6

S.

40               

nei - ther be - liev - ing, we

A.

           

nei - ther be - liev - ing, we

T.

              

nei - ther be - liev - ing, we

B.

            

nei - ther be - liev - ing, we

        



45

S.

ci - vil

A.

     

to

B.

51

S.

A.

T.

B.

               love.

         

nei - ther

nei - ther

nei - ther



be -

tray.

be -

tray.



be -

tray.



be -

tray.

 

       



He's fick - le and



to

swear

 

     of



    

'Tis mf

ci - vil

to

f

of

 

  





    



say

things,

  

course;

        course;

mean not the

        We





and

say

And

 

mean not the

 

to

things,



  

'Tis





We





             course;

ci - vil

f

of f

  

say



'Tis mf

    

and

false!

'Tis

    

and





mf



f

                



       swear.

ci - vil

nei - ther

    

swear

swear

T.

mf

say:



  

Fair

Ro - bin



I



things,

  

  

tak - ing for

bet - ter

  

  

tak - ing for

bet - ter


     58

S.

A.

A

  

     

 

or T.

B.

    

worse.



       

 

or

64

S.

A.

T.

B.

Ro - bin I

love!

Ro - bin I

love! mf

               

    

          

    

69

S.

hour -

A.

   

hour -

T.

B.

ly

die,

     ly

       love.         love.

 

     

mp

  

Fair

Ro - bin

I

  

Fair

Ro - bin

I

I

 

Fair

Ro - bin

I

love!









 

 

     



    



Fair mf

Ro - bin I

love!

Fair

Ro - bin I

love!

   

 

Ro - bin

worse.

         

love!

Fair

    

mp



 

    

mp





mp

  

 

die,

            Fair,

fair Ro - bin

     mf

Fair mf

Fair

love!

   

 

Fair f

     

Ro - bin I love

and

Fair f

    

Ro - bin I love

and

Fair f

    

Ro

-

bin

I

Fair

Ro

-

bin

I

         

    

         

not for a lip nor a

          fair Ro - bin

 

 

   

         



  

    

Fair,



love!

  

   f  

But

     

 

But

  

7

not for a lip nor a

lan - guish ing

lan - guish ing


8

       



       



74

S.

eye.

A.

T.

B.

    

           80

S.

A.

T.

B.

   

           

eye.



mp

     

Fair mp



Ro - bin I

love!

Fair

Ro - bin I

love!

A.

When



ab - sent

When

ab - sent



 

T.

B.

Fair



 

          Ro - bin of

         Ro - bin

of

-

When mf



pre - sent

When

pre - sent

Fair

  

me.

  

me.

we



we

 

  



  





-

gree:

 

         

Ro - bin I

   

       



 

  



 

love;

         

Ro - bin I

love!

Fair

Ro - bin I

love!

  

  

I f

think not of



 

I f

think not of

Ro - bin

I f



think not of

Ro - bin, nor

I

think not of

Ro - bin, nor

               

 

     

      

fair Ro - bin

     Fair

   

Fair

       

         Fair,

Ro - bin, nor

    

love!

love!

     

      

  

     

Fair

f

         

Ro - bin I

  

love;

  

gree:

 a

  

 

 a



 

                 



     



Ro - bin



   

85

S.



   

mf

Fair,

fair Ro - bin


        89

S.

Ro - bin I

Love!

Ro - bin I

T.

   love

  

A.

   love love

T.

B.



  

love

100

S.

  

A.

T.

B.

   

 





   



    

 

    

                    Fair,

94

S.

Love!

 

  

          

A.

B.

  

fair Ro - bin

fair Ro - bin

            Fair,



 

   



no





cou - ple



   

no



no

cou - ple





no

cou - ple

    

   







So f

ea - sy to



So f



f





  

 

  

  

le - gend

   





le - gend







can



can

find,



     

So f

ea - sy to part

part or so

          ea - si - ly

 

of

 of

find,

  

 

find,



can

so

le - gend

The





So



of



  

of

  

The mf







  



le - gend

can

  



  

The mf

cou - ple



    



Suddenly fast



mf

The mf

fair Ro - bin

   



9

Suddenly slower



find, ff

   



joined. ff



joined. ff



joined. ff

           

joined.


 

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