My sweet sweeting (William Henry Bell)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-21)  CPDL #75579:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 526 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: My sweet sweeting
Composer: William Henry Bell
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1903 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

    Ah! my sweet sweeting;
    My little pretty sweeting,
My sweeting will I love wherever I go;
    She is so proper and pure,
    So steadfast stable and demure,
There is none such, you may be sure,
    As my sweet sweeting.

In all this world, as thinketh me,
Is none so pleasant to my e’e,
That I am glad so oft to see,
    As my sweet sweeting.

When I behold my sweeting sweet,
Her face, her hands, her minion feet,
It seems to me there’s nought so sweet
    As my sweet sweeting.

Anon. ca.1530