Pretty warbler, cease to hover (Samuel Webbe)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-02-07). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 375 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
First published: c.1778 (n/d)
Original text and translations
Pretty warbler, cease to hover;
Help a lover
From thy joy a moment borrow,
Tone thy music to my sorrow,
Join, and answer when I mourn.
To grieve alone is most tormenting;
There's a pleasure in lamenting
My complaint if you return.