Cease to blame my melancholy (John Stafford Smith)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Cease to blame my melancholy
Composer: John Stafford Smith
Lyricist: Sir John Henry Moorecreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1781

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Original text and translations

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Cease to blame my melancholy,
Though with sighs and folded arms
I muse with silence on her charms;
Cease to blame - I know 'tis folly.

Yet these mournful thoughts possessing,
Such delights I find in grief,
That, could heaven afford relief,
My fond heart would scorn the blessing.