Ah! How Sophia can you leave? (John Wall Callcott)

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  • (Posted 2008-05-23)  CPDL #16983:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2008-05-23).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 3 pages, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the "Musical Times and Singing Class Circular", Vol. 5, No. 119, (Mar. 1, 1854), pp. 377-379. The first note in the 1st part, bar 26, has been changed in this edition from E to F.

General Information

Title: Ah! How Sophia can you leave?
Composer: John Wall Callcott

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: TTT or SSS
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A three part catch

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Original text and translations

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Ah! how Sophia can you leave
Your lover and of hope bereave?
Go fetch the Indian's borrowed plume,
Yet richer far than that you bloom.
I'm but a lodger in your heart;
And more than me I fear have part.

Spoiler: revealed phrase "Our house afire! Go fetch the engines"