Sylvia blushes when I woo her (Jonathan Battishill)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-11-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 222 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Sylvia blushes when I woo her
Composer: Jonathan Battishill
Lyricist: Matthew Prior
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1775 (n/d)

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Original text and translations

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Sylvia blushes when I woo her,
And with kindly chiding eyes
Faintly says I shall undo her;
Faintly: "O, forbear!" she cries.

But her breasts when I am pressing,
While to hers my lips I join,
Warm'd, she seems to taste the blessing,
And her kisses answer mine.

Undebauch'd by rules of honour,
Innocence with nature charms;
One bids gently push me from her,
The other, take me in her arms.