The mighty conqueror of hearts (Samuel Webbe)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-02-07).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 300 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: The mighty conqueror of hearts
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1819
Description: One of Webbe's best glees, sung at the concerts of the Madrigal Society.

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Original text and translations

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The mighty conqueror of hearts,
His power I here deny,
With all his flames, his fires and darts,
I champion-like defy.
I'll offer all my sacrifice
Henceforth at Bacchus' shrine;
The merry god ne'er tells us lies,
There's no deceit in wine.