Bind my brows (John Stainer)

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  • (Posted 2022-02-08)  CPDL #67968:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-02-08).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 318 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Bind my brows
Composer: John Stainer
Lyricist: Thomas Moore
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1880 The Orpheus no.45
Description: Inscribed to F. Walker Esq., and the members of the London Vocal Union.

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Original text and translations

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Bind my brows,
Let us, with the clust'ring vine,
The rose, Love's blushing flower, entwine;
Fancy's hand our chaplets wreathing,
Vernal sweets around us breathing,
We'll gaily drink, full goblet quaffing,
At frighted care securely laughing.

Rose, thou balmy scented flower,
Reared by Spring's most fost'ring power,
Thy dewy blossoms, opening bright,
To gods themselves can give delight.
And Cypria's child, with roses crowned,
Trips with each grace the mazy round.

Bind my brows, I'll tune the lyre,
Love my rapturous strains shall fire.
Bind my brows,
Nar Bacchus' grape-encircled shrine,
While roses fresh my brows entwine,
Led by the winged train of Pleasures;
I'll dance with nymphs to sportive measures,
Bind my brows.