The wounded Cupid (Clara Angela Macirone)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-14).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 762 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2019-04-25)  CPDL #54052:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-04-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 109 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a semitone.

General Information

Title: The wounded Cupid
Composer: Clara Angela Macirone
Lyricist: Robert Herrick

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1869 in Novello Part-Song Book (2nd Series), Vol. 2, no. 69

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Original text and translations

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Cupid as he lay among
Roses, by a bee was stung.
Whereupon in anger flying
To his mother, said thus crying;
Help! O help! your boy's a dying.
And why, my pretty lad, said she?
Then blubbering, replied he,
A winged snake has bitten me,
Which country people call a bee.
At which she smiled; then with her hairs
And kisses drying up his tears:
Alas! said she, my wag! if this
Such a pernicious torment is:
Come, tell me then, how great's the smart
Of those, thou woundest with thy dart!