Ye birds, for whom I rear'd the grove (Jonathan Battishill)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-11-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 171 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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Title: Ye birds, for whom I rear'd the grove
Composer: Jonathan Battishill
Lyricist: William Shenstone
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1775 (n/d)

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Original text and translations

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Ye birds, for whom I rear'd this grove,
With melting lay salute my love:
My Daphne with your notes detain;
Or I have rear'd my grove in vain.

Ye flow'rs before her footsteps rise:
Display at once your brightest dyes:
That she your op'ning charms may see:
Or what are all your charms to me?