Westron Wind, Anonymous

(1400s - 1500s)

Westron wind, when will thou blow?
The small rain down can rain.
Christ, that my love were in my arms,
And I in my bed again.


More on Westron Wind

The tune to which this poem was sung was quite well-known in the English Tudor period and became the basis for several "Westron Wynde" Masses. The tune first appears with words in a partbook of around 1530, which contains mainly keyboard music.

To hear the tune, click here: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/Westron_Wynd.htm