Sweet western wind (John Ebenezer West)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-18)  CPDL #78308:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-18).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 514 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sweet western wind
Composer: John Ebenezer West
Lyricist: Robert Herrick
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1914 Novello and Co.
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Original text and translations

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Sweet western wind, whose luck it is,
Made rival with the air,
To give Perenna’s lips a kiss,
And fan her wanton hair:
Bring me but one, I’ll promise thee,
Instead of common showers,
Thy wings shall be embalmed by me,
And all beset with flowers.