My little pretty one (Healey Willan)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-18)  CPDL #78316:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-18).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 425 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: My little pretty one
Composer: Healey Willan
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1907 Novello and Co.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

My little pretty one!
My softly winning one!
Oh! thou’rt a merry one!
And playful as can be.

With a beck thou comest anon;
In a trice, too, thou art gone,
And I must sigh alone,
But sighs are lost upon thee.

Art thou my smiling one,
Art thou my pouting one,
Art thou my teasing one,
A goddess, elf, or grace?

With a frown thou woundest my heart,
With a smile thou healest the smart;
Why play the tyrant’s part
With such an innocent face.

Early 17th Century