Matin Song (William Henry Bell)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-21)  CPDL #75576:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 467 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Matin Song
Composer: William Henry Bell
Lyricist: Nathaniel Field
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1903 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Rise! Lady Mistress! rise!
The night hath tedious been;
No sleep hath fallen into my eyes,
Nor slumbers made me sin:
Is she not a saint then, say,
Thought of whom keeps sin away?

Rise, madam! rise, and give me light,
Whom darkness still will cover,
And ignorance, more dark than night,
Till thou smile on thy lover:
All want day till thy beauty rise;
For the gray morn breaks from thine eyes.