In a harbour grene (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-20)  CPDL #78408:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-20).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 406 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: In a harbour grene
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Robert Wever
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1909 in Six Part-Songs for SATB, no. 1
Description: Novello and Co.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

In an harbour grene aslepe whereas I lay
The byrdes sang swete in the middes of the day:
I dreamèd fast of mirth and play.
In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.

Me-thought I walkèd still to and fro,
And from her company I could not go,
But when I wakèd it was not so.
In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.

Therefore my heart is surely pyght
Of her alone to have a sight
Which is my joy and hearte's delight.
In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.

from An Enterlude called Lusty Juventus (1565)