Sweet muse, who lov'st the virgin spring (John Danby)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-02-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Sweet muse, who lov'st the virgin spring
Composer: John Danby
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1789

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Original text and translations

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Sweet muse, who lov'st the virgin spring,
Hither thy sunny flow'rets bring,
And let thy richest chaplet shed
Its fragrance round my Delia's head.
O string the Lesbian lyre again;
Let all the sisters raise the strain
And consecrate to deathless fame
My loved, my Delia's honour'd name.