On his deathbed (Samuel Webbe)

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  • (Posted 2014-06-06)  CPDL #32186:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-06-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: On his deathbed
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Matthew Prior

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1812

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Original text and translations

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On his deathbed poor Lubin lies,
His spouse is in despair;
With frequent sobs and mutual cries,
They both express their care.

A diff'rent cause, says Parson Sly,
The same effect may give;
Poor Lubin fears that he shall die,
His wife that he may live.