Let me careless (Thomas Linley the younger)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-09-10). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 201 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1851
Description: Novello's Glee Hive no.16
N.B. This page is misattributed. Firstly it should not appear in the Barmby composer category - he contributed very little beyond editing. Secondly it is undoubtedly the work of Thomas Linley the elder. Contemporary publishers before Novello thought so, British Library and RISM still do.
Original text and translations
Let me careless and unthoughtful lying
Hear the soft winds bove me flying,
With all their wanton boughs dispute.
And the more cheerful birds replying,
Till my Delia with her heavenly song,
Silence their wanton boughs, and birds that sing among.