The Silver Swan (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-20)  CPDL #66320:  Network.png Network.png(ABC)
Editor: Joshua Stutter (submitted 2021-10-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Silver Swan
Composer: Anonymous
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

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Original text and translations

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The silver swan who living had no note,
till death approached unlocked her silent throat,
leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
thus sung her first and last and sung no more,
“Farewell all joys, oh death come close my eyes,
more geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.”