Tell me, thou soul of her I love (Elizabeth Turner)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-10-04).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 664 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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Title: Tell me, thou soul of her I love
Composer: Elizabeth Turner
Lyricist: James Thomson
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo, violin

First published: c.1756 (n/d)

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Original text and translations

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Tell me, thou soul of her I love,
Ah! Tell me whither art thou fled?
To what delightful world above
Appointed for the happy dead?
Or dost thou, free at pleasure, roam,
And sometimes share thy lover's woe;
Where, void of thee, his cheerless home
Can now, alas! no comfort know.

Oh! if thou hov'rest round my walk,
While under ev'ry well-known tree
I to thy fancied shadow talk,
And ev'ry tear is full of thee;
Should then the weary eye of grief,
Beside some sympathetic stream,
In slumber find a short relief,
Oh! visit thou my soothing dream.