Cried Strephon, panting (Joseph Baildon)
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Title: Cried Strephon, panting
Composer: Joseph Baildon
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer
Description: One of Baildon's catches in which the risque text is undisguised.
Original text and translations
Cried Strephon, panting in dear Chloe's arms,
"I die bright nymph amidst your charms".
"Alas, cheer up poor youth" said she dissolved in am'rous pain,
"All flesh must die, by fate's decree, e'er it can rise again".