Wanton gales, that fondly play (Samuel Webbe)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-01-03).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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Title: Wanton gales, that fondly play
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: John Whaleycreate 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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Wanton gales, that fondly play
Round about my love-sick head,
Quickly waft my sighs away
To the nymph for whom I bleed.

Softly whisper in her ear,
All the pains for her I feel,
All the torments that I bear,
Tell her she alone can heal.

Then, with unsuspected care,
Gently fan her lovely breast;
Happy you may revel there,
Where each god would wish to rest.

If one spark of fond desire,
Harbour'd there by chance you find,
Raise it to a lasting fire,
Such as burns within my mind.