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I WAS ASLEEP. (Songs 5, 2ff)

    Do
C.  I was asleep,
                  Mi
    my heart was awake,
                              La-
    the voice of my beloved I heard:


     Re-           Mi
    "Open to me my sister,
    Re-            Mi
    open to me, my dove,
    
    for my head is wet with dew,
                                   La-
    my locks with the drops of the night."


    Do
    He put his hand 
                             Mi
    through the latch of the door,
                            La-
    my heart stirred within me.


        Re-  Mi
    I arose, running.
    
    My hands dripped with myrrh,
    
    the purest myrrh, from my fingers,
                        La-
    on the latch of the door. 


    La-                               Sol 
A.  I IMPLORE YOU, DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM,  |
                     Fa                     |
    IF YOU FIND MY BELOVED                  | (x2)
                          Mi                |
    TELL HIM I'M DYING OF LOVE.             |


    Do
C.  I opened to my beloved
               Mi
    but he was not there;
                   La-
    He had already gone.


       Re-                 Mi
    My soul fainted at his flight
    
    I sought him, but I did not find him,
    
    I called him, I called him,
                   La-
    but he did not answer.


    
    The watchmen met me,
                            Sol
    going the rounds of the city,
           Fa
    they undressed me,
                                      Mi
    they beat me, the watchmen of the walls.


    La-  
A.  I IMPLORE YOU ...


    La-                Sol 
C.  Ay! if you were my brother
            Fa
    I could kiss you
                          Mi
    without anyone being scandalised.
 
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Note: Cantor sings "Ay, if you ..." while ASS. sings choral part