Go, Damon go (Philip Hayes)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-03-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 162 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Originally written for men's voices, this edition is also available transposed for high voices.

General Information

Title: Go, Damon go
Composer: Philip Hayes
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSSA or TTTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786 The Muses' Fancy
Description: "Amarillis' answer to Damon". (presumably intended as a riposte to Thomas Brewer's Turn Amarillis.

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Original text and translations

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Go, Damon go, Amarillis bids adieu.
Go seek another love and prove to her more true.
As for your pretty arbour by,
Altho' Apollo cannot spy:
'Tis not my choice,
Nor will I sit to hear you play,
Or tune my voice
To warble out one roundelay.