Let me, careless and unthoughtful lying (Thomas Linley the elder)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-09-13). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 356 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: c.1796 manuscript BBMB 35.C
Original text and translations
Let me, careless and unthoughtful lying,
Hear the soft winds above me flying,
With all their wanton boughs dispute,
And the more tuneful birds replying,
Till my Delia, with her heav'nly song,
Silence the wanton boughs and birds that sing among.