Bonnie Sweet Robin (Henry Kimball Hadley)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-23)  CPDL #76564:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-23).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 294 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Bonnie Sweet Robin
Composer: Henry Kimball Hadley
Lyricist: William Shakespeare
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1918 G. Schirmer
Description: Three Poems by Shakespeare, Opus 81, No. 2

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Original text and translations

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For bonnie sweet Robin is all my joy.
And will a’ not come again?
No, no, he is dead,
Go, go to thy death-bed,
He never will come again.
His beard was as white as snow,
All flaxen was his poll:
He is gone, he is gone,
And we cast away moan:
God ha’ mercy on his soul!

Act 4, Scene 5