Auburn (John Liptrot Hatton)

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  • (Posted 2019-09-03)  CPDL #55247:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-09-03).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Auburn
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1873 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 6, no. 195
Description: The lyrics appear to be derived, with adaptation, from Oliver Goldsmith's poem, The deserted village.

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Original text and translations

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1  Sweet village, loveliest of the plain,
Where spring its earliest visit paid;
Where health and plenty smile around,
And summer's ling'ring bloom delayed:
Where are ye now, fair lovely bowers?
Where happiness endeared each scene;
The mill stream, with the busy mill,
The village sports, the sports upon the green?

2  Sweet village, loveliest of the plain,
No more thy brook reflects the ray,
Sunk in thy bowers, in ruin all,
Thy sylvan sports long past away:
Sad, trembling from the spoiler's hand,
Thy children seek a kindlier shore;
And bid adieu, with breaking hearts,
To scenes they ne'er may visit more.