A garland for our fairest (John Liptrot Hatton)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-04)  CPDL #59517:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-07-04).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 117 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

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Title: A garland for our fairest
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: B. S. Montgomery

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1885 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 18, no. 519

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Original text and translations

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A garland for our fairest,
For her we love so well,
We'll weave with flowers the rarest
In garden and in dell.
The daisy, like her gentle heart,
So modest, pure and meek;
The rose to match the blushing bloom
That decks her dainty cheek.
Thus blooming, sweetly blooming,
Our garland bright shall go!
Ah! when she sees
We fain would please,
Will she one smile bestow!

The lily, like her fingers white,
Whose lightest touch we prize!
And violets for the liquid light,
Within her dark blue eyes.
But oh! no flower beneath the sun
Can e'er to her impart
The changeless love whose tendrils cling
So closely round each heart.
Thus blooming, sweetly blooming,
Our garland bright shall go!
Ah! when she sees
We fain would please,
Will she one smile bestow!