Love quickly is pall'd, Z 632/11 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2008-04-10)  CPDL #16579:     
Editor: Primož Hladnik (submitted 2008-04-10).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 25 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Love quickly is pall'd
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Thomas Shadwell

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:
Description: from Timon of Athens, The Man Hater (1694)

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Original text and translations

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Love quickly is pall'd,
Tho' with labour 'tis gain'd;
Wine never does cloy
Tho' with ease 'tis obtain'd.
We sing while you sigh,
We laugh while you weep;
Love robs you of rest,
Wine lulls us asleep.