Come, sleep (Charles Wood)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-19)  CPDL #60935:     
Editor: Robin Doveton (submitted 2020-10-19).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 255 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Come, sleep
Composer: Charles Wood
Lyricist: John Fletcher

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1908
Description: Song from the play The Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

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Original text and translations

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Come, sleep, and with thy sweet deceiving
Lock me in delight awhile;
Let some pleasing dreams beguile
All my fancies; that from thence
I may feel an influence
All my powers of care bereaving.

Though but a shadow, but a sliding,
Let me know some little joy!
We that suffer long annoy
Are contented with a thought
Through an idle fancy wrought:
O let my joys have some abiding!