Go, Damon go (Stephen Paxton)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-04-02).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Written for low voices, this edition is also available transposed up an octave for high voices.

General Information

Title: Go, Damon go
Composer: Stephen Paxton
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: TTTB or SSSA
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786
Description: Published as a riposte to Thomas Brewer's Turn Amarillis.

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Original text and translations

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Go, Damon go, Amarillis bids adieu.
Go seek another love, but prove to her more true.
No, I care not for your pretty arbour nigh,
Altho' great Apollo cannot spy:
Nor will I sit to hear you play,
Nor tune my voice to your roundelay.