The Bee (Ann Mounsey)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-19)  CPDL #75532:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-19).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 3.02 MB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Bee
Composer: Ann Mounsey
Lyricist: William Drummond
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1855 Ewer & Co.

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Original text and translations

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O do not kill that Bee
That thus hath wounded thee!
Sweet, it was no Despite,
But Hue did him deceive:
For when thy Lips did close,
He deemed them a Rose.
What wouldst thou further crave?
He, wanting Wit, and blinded with Delight,
Would fain have kiss’d, but mad with Joy did bite.