Like sparkling champagne (Jonathan Battishill)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-08-11).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 859 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Like sparkling champagne
Composer: Jonathan Battishill
Lyricist: David Garrick
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo, strings accompaniment

First published: c.1766
Description: Sung by James Dodd in a production of Garrick's The Foundling, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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Original text and translations

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Like sparkling champagne,
Rosy mounts to the brain.
And so tingles in every part:
Her fire comes so quick,
Her shots fly so thick
No quarter she gives to the heart.

Fidelia demure,
More slow but as sure,
Her mischief will greatly impart;
Will day after day
Steal your senses away,
And then steal away with your heart.

But I who knw both,
To one should be loth,
So manage the matter with art:
I laugh at the trick
Of the slow and the quick,
And then steal away with your heart.