Let me careless (Thomas Linley the younger)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-10)  CPDL #65705:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-09-10).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 201 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Let me careless
Composer: Thomas Linley the younger
Arranger: Joseph Barnby
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1851
Description: Novello's Glee Hive no.16

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Original text and translations

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Let me careless and unthoughtful lying
Hear the soft winds bove me flying,
With all their wanton boughs dispute.
And the more cheerful birds replying,
Till my Delia with her heavenly song,
Silence their wanton boughs, and birds that sing among.