Make haste to meet the gen'rous vine (Thomas Arne)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-11-08).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 656 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Make haste to meet the gen'rous vine
Composer: Thomas Arne
Lyricist: J. V. Lakecreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1769
Description: This glee gained a Catch Club prize medal in 1769.

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Original text and translations

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Make haste to meet the gen'rous vine,
Whose piercing is for thee delayed;
The rosy wreath is ready made,
And artful hands prepare
The fragrant oil that shall perfume thy hair.
Fresh roses here with myrtle twine;
Like Daphne all is fair and sweet,
But simple, all without deceit.
My wine from art is free,
Which never woman was, nor e'er will be.
When nectar sparkles from afar
And the free-hearted friend cries "Come away,
Make haste, resign thy business, and thy care,
No mortal int'rest can be worth thy stay".
Here mirth resides, here Bacchus' rites are due;
Come drink til every taper shines like two,
Til whining love in bumpers deep be drowned,
And all things like the circling glass go round.