To Violets, Op. 7, No. 5 (Roger Quilter)

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  • (Posted 2018-08-28)  CPDL #51048:         
Editor: Ross Bernhardt (submitted 2018-08-28).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: To Violets, Op. 7, No. 5
Composer: Roger Quilter
Lyricist: Robert Herrick

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1920
Description: #5 from Five Lyrics of Robert Herrick, Op. 7

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Original text and translations

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Welcome, maids of honour!
You do bring
In the Spring,
And wait upon her.

She has virgins many,
Fresh and fair;
Yet you are
More sweet than any.

Y'are the maiden posies,
And so graced,
To be placed
'Fore damask roses.

Yet though thus respected,
By and by
Ye do lie,
Poor girls neglected.