At her fair hands (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-20)  CPDL #78415:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-20).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 398 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2016-05-01)  CPDL #39495:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-05-01).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: At her fair hands
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Robert Jones

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

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella

First published: 1898 in Eight Four-Part Songs, no. 3

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Original text and translations

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At her fair hands how have I grace entreated
With prayers oft repeated!
Yet still my love is thwarted:
Heart, let her go, for she'll not be converted
Say, shall she go? O no, no, no!
She is most fair, though she be marble-hearted.

How often have my sighs declared my anguish,
Wherein I daily languish!
Yet still she doth procure it:
Heart, let her go, for I cannot endure it
Say, shall she go? O no, no, no!
She gave the wound, and she alone must cure it.

The trickling tear that down my cheeks have flowed,
My love have often showed,
Yet still unkind I prove her.
Heart, let her go, for nought I do can move her;
Say, shall she go? O no, no, no!
Though me she hate, I cannot choose but love her.