Beneath a weight of hapless love (Benjamin Cooke)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Beneath a weight of hapless love
Composer: Benjamin Cooke
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1775
Warren's Collection of vocal harmony Description: 

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Original text and translations

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Beneath a weight of hapless love,
How weak does ev'ry effort prove,
When struggling to get free.
In vain against love's pointed darts,
The tender soul its fires exerts
And pants for liberty.