Albion, thy sea-encircled isle (Benjamin Cooke)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-01-03).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Albion, thy sea-encircled isle
Composer: Benjamin Cooke
Lyricist: Probably the composer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: From Warren's eighteenth "Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees".

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Original text and translations

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Albion, thy sea-encircled isle
With plenty shall forever smile.
Kind Nature sheds her genial showers
To raise thy fruits and paint thy flowers,
While all the graces of the spring
Along thy cheerful valleys sing.
What Nature yields, what arts command,
Is found in Britain's happy land.