Hither we weird sisters come (Thomas Arne)

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General Information

Title: Hither we weird sisters come
Composer: Thomas Arne
Lyricist: Lewis Theobaldcreate page
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo, two violins

First published: 1752
Description: Sung by Mrs Arne in Harlequin Sorcerer.

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Original text and translations

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Hither we weird sisters come,
Some on switch, some on broom;
Hither from the dank and dark abode
Of th'adder and the croaking toad.
Hemlock we gather'd, henbane, rue
And other plants of pois'nous dew.
Hither we weird sisters flew.