On a bank beside a willow (William Horsley)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-02-08). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 167 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1815
Description: Horsley was an enthusiastic early-adopter of the metronome: tempo markings are his own.
Original text and translations
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".