Sleep, Gentle Lady (William U. Butcher)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-29)  CPDL #75846:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-29).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 272 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sleep, Gentle Lady
Composer: William U. Butcher
Lyricist: James Robinson Planché
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1856 Mason Bros.

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Original text and translations

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Sleep, gentle lady, the flowers are closing,
The very winds and waves reposing;
O, may our soft and soothing numbers
Wrap thee in sweeter, softer slumbers.
Peace be around thee, lady bright,
Sleep, while we sing, good night, good night.