Unless with my Amanda blest (Stephen Storace)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-08-11).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 192 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Unless with my Amanda blest
Composer: Stephen Storace
Lyricist: James Thomson
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicings: SS or TT
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: c.1782 (n/d) Eight canzonets
Description: Accompaniment for piano or harp prescribed by the composer.

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Original text and translations

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Unless with my Amanda blest,
In vain I twine the woodbine bower;
Unless to deck her sweeter breast,
In vain I rear the breathing flower.

Awaken'd by the genial year,
In vain the birds around me sing;
In vain the freshening fields appear;
Without my love there is no Spring.