Tell me, Flora (Ciro Pinsuti)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-28)  CPDL #77662:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-28).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 475 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Tell me, Flora
Composer: Ciro Pinsuti
Lyricist: M. Deigh
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1876 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Tell me, Flora, tell me truly,
Why this heart no more is free,
Why my thoughts are so unruly,
Why they only turn to thee?

If a studious mood comes o’er me,
And to reading I incline,
Tell me why I see before me
Flora’s name in every line?

Tell me, when soft zephyrs playing,
Sportive thro’ the leafy dell,
Why they sound like voices saying,
Flora scarce on earth should dwell?

Why, when o’er the waters stealing,
Village bells’ sweet measures come,
This the burden of their pealing,
Flora, hasten to thine home.