It was a lover and his lass (George Alexander Macfarren)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-13)  CPDL #77230:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 655 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2019-07-23)  CPDL #54871:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-07-23).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 173 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: 4th verse begins, And therefore take the present time.

General Information

Title: It was a lover and his lass
Composer: George Alexander Macfarren
Lyricist: William Shakespeare

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard or a cappella

First published: 1871 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 4, no. 127
Description: Shakespeare songs, no.11

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at It was a lover and his lass.