Fair Katie (Hugh Henry McGranahan)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 385 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Fair Katie
Composer: Hugh Henry McGranahan
Lyricist: M. L. Elliottcreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1898 Theodore Presser

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Original text and translations

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Katie is a maiden fair,
Very fair to view;
Azure eyes and golden hair,
Cheeks of rosy hue.
Dainty is her step and mien,
Saucy is her smile;
Little does she guess, I ween,
How her charms beguile.

Katie is the fairest prize
Man could hope to win:
Fragrant are her very thoughts,
Born of truth within.
Soul as pure as she is fair,
Mind and thoughts serene,
Dare I hope to win and wear,
Of all girls the queen.

Now and then a mantling flush
Brings sweet hope to me,
Sure, she’d not so softly blush,
And yet cruel be.
Lovelit eyes and glowing cheek,
Can’t their truth disown;
What care I for lips to speak,
While her heart’s my own.