Lone minstrel of the moonlight hour (Legh Richmond)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-10-04).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 425 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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Title: Lone minstrel of the moonlight hour
Composer: Legh Richmond
Lyricist: Peter Pindar (John Wolcot)create page
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTBB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1796
Description: Printed on behalf of the Harmonic Society of Cambridge

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Original text and translations

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Lone minstrel of the moonlight hour,
That charm'st the silent list'ning plain,
An hapless pilgrim treads thy bow'r,
To hear thy solitary strain.
How soothing is the song of woe
To me, whom love hath doom'd to pine;
For 'mid those sounds that plaintive flow,
I hear my sorrows mix with thine.