The sea-nymphs (John Liptrot Hatton)

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  • (Posted 2024-02-08)  CPDL #79048:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-02-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 357 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The sea-nymphs
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: William Smallcombe Passmore
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1878
    2nd published: 1916 Scott, Foresman and Co.

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Original text and translations

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You must dive deep adown with me
To the realm of the coral caves,
If you’d visit the sea-nymph’s home,
In the haunt of the jealous waves,
When the sun’s rays dance above,
On our dolphins’ backs spring we,
And away we glide with the flowing tide,
On the crest of the sparkling sea.

But when Neptune’s in wrath we dive
Down below to our shell-deck’d caves,
Where our revels we gaily hold,
As we laugh at the foam-lash’d waves!
Then with garlands of seaweed gay,
In our bright coral halls dance we,
Till again we speed on our dolphins’ steed
On the crest of the sparkling sea.