The girl that I love (Samuel Webbe)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-01-03).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: The girl that I love
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Henry Bakercreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1784

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Original text and translations

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The girl that I love is as mild as Aurora,
Discreet as Minerva and youthful as Flora.
Rejoic'd at her presence fond Nature looks gay;
The trees bow their heads on each side of her way.

The flowers send forth a profusion of sweet,
The grass looks more green that is trod by her feet;
The birds hover round as she trips it along,
And improve from her voice the best notes of her song.

Great Phœbus himself is delighted to see
A power more bright and all-cheering than he;
And, stopping his steeds in the midst of their way,
He gazes, forgetting to drive on the day.