I loved fair Celia, Z 381 (Henry Purcell)

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Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-10).  Score information: A4, 4 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: I loved fair Celia
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:
Description: From the publication "Six Songs by Henry Purcell".

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Original text and translations

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I lov'd fair Celia many years
Before she show’d her art;
Her beauty first, her humour next,
By turns engag’d my heart.

And when to these she friendship join’d
Her charms were so entire,
That without being dull and blind
I could none else admire.