Passing by (Edward Cockram Purcell)

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Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2021-01-11).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2012-10-25)  CPDL #27486:      (Finale 2011)
Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2012-10-24).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 30 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: for TTBB (2008)
  • (Posted 2012-10-23)  CPDL #27461:        (Finale 2011)
Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2012-10-23).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 28 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: for SATB (2010)

General Information

Title: Passing By
Composer: Edward Cockram Purcell
Arranger: James W. Keefe

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or TTBB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1875


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Original text and translations

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There is a lady sweet and kind,
Was never a face so pleas'd my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet I love her till I die.

Her graceful motion, her sweet smile,
Her wit, her voice, my heart beguile,
My heart beguile, I know not why,
And yet I love her till I die.

Cupid is winged and doth range,
Her country so my love doth change:
But change she earth or change she sky,
Yet will I love her till I die.