There is a garden (Hamish MacCunn)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-10).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 390 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: There is a garden
Composer: Hamish MacCunn
Lyricist: Richard Alison
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1916 Novello and Co.

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Original text and translations

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There is a garden in her face,
Where roses and white lilies blow;
A heavenly paradise is that place,
Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow,
There cherries grow that none may buy,
Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.

Those cherries fairly do enclose
Of orient pearl a double row;
Which when her lovely laughter shows,
They look like rose-buds filled with snow;
Yet them nor peer or prince can buy,
Till cherry ripe them-selves do cry.

Her eyes like angels watch them still,
Her brows like bended boughs do stand,
Threatening with piercing frowns to kill
All that approach with eye or hand,
These sacred cherries to come nigh,
Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.