Blind man's bluff (Thomas Arne)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-11-08).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 411 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Blind man's bluff
Composer: Thomas Arne
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1768 Warren's fifth collection

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Original text and translations

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The sport is an emblem of love,
Where women are caught as the play,
Now far out of reach they remove,
Then daring run full in your way.
No fawn, though by nature so shy,
Pursued, will elude you so fast;
Yet shunned, they'll approach you so nigh,
You're certain to catch them at last.