Oh Cælia, recall thy lost hours (John Stanley)

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General Information

Title: Oh Cælia, recall thy lost hours
Composer: John Stanley
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1746 Calliope,or, English Harmony
Description: Most probably composed for performance at the London pleasure gardens, particularly Vauxhall.

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Original text and translations

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Oh Cælia, recall thy lost hours,
And duty and reason obey;
Despise love, and all those false powers
That first gave young Strephon away.
Believe me, the swain is a rover,
Nor constant to any can be;
Then prithee discard such a lover,
And once more resolve to be free.