They shall be happy, Z 629/50ef (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2006-07-04)  CPDL #11953:  Network.png
Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-07-04).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed to A Major from original key of C Major.

General Information

Title: They shall be happy
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB soli
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1689


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Original text

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They shall be as happy, happy, as they're fair,
Love shall fill all the places of care;
And ev'ry time the Sun shall display his rising light,
It shall be to them a new Wedding day,
And when he sets a new Nuptial night.