Ye sacred Muses, race of Jove
, whom Music's lore delighteth,
Come down from crystal heav'ns above to earth where sorrow dwelleth,
In mourning weeds, with tears in eyes: Tallis
is dead, and Music dies.
('weeds' = clothes)
(Note: William Byrd wrote this lament upon the death of his teacher and mentor, Thomas Tallis)