Cease ye rovers (Daniel Purcell)
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- Editors: Mick Swithinbank and Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2022-11-29). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 28 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Cease ye rovers
Composer: Daniel Purcell
Number of voices: 2vv Voicing: SB
Genre: Secular, Partsong
Instruments: A cappella
First published: Not known
Description: A song attributed to Henry Purcell in the source but probably by Daniel Purcell. The source is "Calliope or English Harmony" (1739) page 190.
Original text and translations
Cease ye rovers, cease to range.
Pleasure revels least in change.
Wandering still and still uneasy,
nought can fix ye, nought can please ye,
whilst true love like heavenly joys
never dies. Never dies and never cloys.