Go, tuneful bird (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-02-08).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 146 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Go, tuneful bird
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: William Shenstone

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: AATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1790

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Original text and translations

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Go, tuneful bird, that gladd'st the skies,
To Daphne's window speed thy way,
And there on quiv'ring pinions rise,
And there thy vocal art display.

And if she deign thy notes to hear,
And if she praise thy matin song;
Tell her, the sounds that soothe her ear
To Damon's native plains belong.