Gentle Cupid, lend an ear (John Broderip)
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Title: Gentle Cupid, lend an ear
Composer: John Broderip
Description: John Broderip was perhaps the most prominent member of a dynasty of west country musicians. He was organist at Wells Cathedral (succeeding his father) and published psalmody and glees. This glee comes from his collection of six (Op. 5), c.1770; he also wrote glees in collaboration with Henry Harington, M.D. in Wells then Bath, and leading light of the Bath Harmonic Society.
Original text and translations
Gentle Cupid, lend an ear,
Be propitious to my pray'r;
So may your extended sway
The whole universe obey.
Dear gentle Cupid, touch her heart,
Let Chloe feel the pleasing smart;
Then will I gladly hang my chain,
And never wish for liberty again.