Lovely Venus (Gustav Holst)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-23)  CPDL #55127:     
Editor: Jan Wilke (submitted 2019-08-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Lovely Venus
Composer: Gustav Holst
Lyricist: Helen Waddellcreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1932

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Original text and translations

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Lovely Venus, what's to do
If the loved loves not again?
Beauty passes, youth's undone,
Violets wither, 'spite of dew,
Roses shrivel in the sun,
Lillies all their whiteness stain.
Lady, take these home to you,
And who loves thee, love again.