Hark! How the jolly huntsman's cries (Philip Hayes)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-03-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 166 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Hark! How the jolly huntsman's cries cries
Composer: Philip Hayes
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A capella

First published: 1786 The Muses' Fancy

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Original text and translations

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Hark! How the jolly huntsman's cries,
In concert with the op'ning hounds,
Rend the wide concave of the skies,
And tire dull echo with their sounds.

Ah me! The sprightly-bounding doe,
The chase, and everything I view,
Still to my mind recall my woe;
So Celia flies, so I pursue.