O come ye fair, while blooming May (Benjamin Cooke)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-09).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 258 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: O come ye fair, while blooming May
Composer: Benjamin Cooke
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1777
Description: An Occasional Ode which obtained a Catch Club Prize Medal in 1777.

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Original text and translations

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O come ye fair, while blooming May
Is deck'd in all the pride of Spring!
O come and crown this festive day
With smiles that charm us while we sing.

If beauty smiles, no cares annoy,
Sweet music's pow'rs each bliss improve;
Beauty is the source of ev'ry joy
And music is the food of love.

O love, thou parent of delight,
Whose magic soothes the savage mind,
By thee our passions tun'd unite
In harmony to bless mankind.