Ah! Gentle zephyr (Thomas Billington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-11-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 167 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Ah! Gentle zephyr
Composer: Thomas Billington
Lyricist: Mestasio (trans. Anon)create page
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: c.1780 (n/d)

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Original text and translations

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Ah! gentle zephyr, ah! if e'er
Thou find the mistress of my heart,
Tell her thou art a sigh sincere,
But never say whose sigh thou art!
Ah! limpid rivulet, if e'er
Thy murmuring waters near her glide,
Tell her thou art swell'd by many a tear,
But not whose eyes those tears supplied.