Gently bear me (Lord Mornington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-09-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 179 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Gently bear me
Composer: Lord Mornington
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: AATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1784 Warren's twenty first collection

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Original text and translations

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Gently hear me, charming maid;
Cupid, come and lend thine aid.
Her heart, to soften my pain, remove;
Smile, Maria, and say you love.
On thy bosom let me lay,
Sigh and gaze my soul away.