Love and Folly were at play (François-Hippolyte Barthélémon)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-10).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 129 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Love and Folly were at play
Composer: François-Hippolyte Barthélémon
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1777 Warren's fourteenth collection

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Original text and translations

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Love and Folly were at play,
Both too wanton to be wise;
They fell out, and in the fray,
Folly put out Cupid's eyes.

Straight the criminal was tried,
And had this punishment assign'd:
Folly should to Love be tied,
And condemned to lead the blind.