O let me weep, Z 629/40 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2006-07-17)  CPDL #12032:  Network.png
Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-07-17).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 184 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O let me weep
Composer: Henry Purcell
Larger work: The Fairy-Queen

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

Language: English
Instruments: Alto recorder (or violin) and basso continuo realized for keyboard, guitar, or baroque guitar

First published: 1689
Description: From The Faerie Queen, Act V.

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Original text

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O let me forever weep!
My Eyes no more shall welcome sleep:

I'll hide me from the sight of Day,
and sigh my Soul away.

He's gone, his loss deplore;
and I shall never see him more.

O let me weep! forever weep!