Pretty warbler, cease to hover (Samuel Webbe)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-02-07).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 375 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Pretty warbler, cease to hover
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1778 (n/d)

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Original text and translations

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Pretty warbler, cease to hover;
Help a lover
From thy joy a moment borrow,
Tone thy music to my sorrow,
Join, and answer when I mourn.
To grieve alone is most tormenting;
There's a pleasure in lamenting
My complaint if you return.