Sweet are the banks (Richard Langdon)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-10-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sweet are the banks
Composer: Richard Langdon
Lyricist: William Wotycreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This glee was published while Langdon was organist at Exeter Cathedral, 1753-1777.

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Original text and translations

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Sweet are the banks when spring perfumes
The verdant plants and laughing flow'rs,
Fragrant the violet as it blooms,
And sweet the blossoms after show'rs.

Sweet is the soft, the sunny breeze,
That fans the golden orange grove;
But oh, how sweeter far than these,
Are the dear smiles of her I love.