On a bank beside a willow (William Horsley)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-02-08).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 167 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: On a bank beside a willow
Composer: William Horsley
Lyricist: John Dryden

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 1815
Description: Horsley was an enthusiastic early-adopter of the metronome: tempo markings are his own.

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Original text and translations

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On a bank beside a willow,
Heav'n her covering, earth her pillow,
Sad Amynta sigh'd alone.
From the cheerless dawn of morning
'Til the dews of night returning,
Singing thus she made her moan:
"Hope is banish'd, joys are vanish'd,
Damon my beloved is gone".