Pleasing pain (Leonhard von Call)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-04)  CPDL #69069:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-04).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Pleasing pain
Composer: Leonhard von Call
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.93
Description: For the German original see Sorgenfrei.

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Original text and translations

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Far from this throbbing bosom haste,
Ye doubts and fears that lay it waste,
Dear anxious days of pleasing pain,
Fly, never to return again.
But ah! return, ye smiling hours,
By careless fancy crowned with flow'rs,
Come fairy joys, and wishes gay,
In sportive rounds to dance away.
So shall the moments gaily slide
On life's impassioned, chequered course,
Nor e'er by grief be turned aside,
To seek oblivion's peaceful source.