O cruel maid (Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda)

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  • (Posted 2022-04-10)  CPDL #68811:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-04-10).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O cruel maid
Composer: Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.71

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Original text and translations

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O cruel maid, adieu, adieu!
Thy loss for ever I deplore:
A thousand griefs my path pursue,
And joy shall gild that path no more.
Lost to the world, of hope bereft,
I view my fate with streaming eyes;
By Love forgot, by friendship left,
By all deserted but my sighs.