The look of love (Barbara Rosen)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-03)  CPDL #56508:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-01-03).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 349 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The look of love
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: William Blake

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2009
Description: A setting of "The Look of Love Alarms" and the first verse of "The Smile", both by William Blake

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Original text

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The look of love alarms
Because 'tis fill'd with fire
But the look of soft deceit
Shall win the lover's hire.

There is a Smile of Love
And there is a Smile of Deceit
And there is a Smile of Smiles
In which these two Smiles meet.