Ye thrilled me once (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-20)  CPDL #78419:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-20).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 360 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2016-05-03)  CPDL #39530:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-05-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ye thrilled me once
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Robert Bridges

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1898 in Eight Four-Part Songs, no. 7

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Original text and translations

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Ye thrilled me once, ye mournful strains
Ye anthems of plaintive woe,
My spirit was sad when I was young;
Ah, sorrowful long ago!
But since I have found the beauty of joy
I have done with proud dismay:
For howsoe'er man hug his care
The best of his art is gay.

And yet if voices of fancy's choir
Again in mine ear awake
Your old lament, 'tis dear to me still,
Nor all for the memory's sake:
'This like the dirge of sorrow, Dead,
Whose tears are wiped away;
Or drops of the shower when rain is o'er,
That jewel the brightened day.