Poor, little, pretty, flutt'ring thing (Thomas Arne)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-11-08). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 199 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: c.1775 (n/d)
Original text and translations
Poor, little, pretty, flutt'ring thing,
Must we no longer live together?
And dost thou prune thy trembling wing,
To take thy flight thou know'st not whither?
Thy pleasing vein, thy amorous folly,
Are all neglected, all forgot:
And pensive, wav'ring, melancholy,
Thou dread'st and hop'st thou know'st not what.