The Willow Song (James Hook)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-09-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 116 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: The willow song
Composer: James Hook
Lyricist: William Shakespeare
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: c.1798 (n/d)
Description: "A favorite air sung with unbounded applause at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, by Mrs Jordan and accompanied by herself on the lute." A setting of Desdemona's song later parodied by Gilbert and Sullivan ("Tit Willow").

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at The Willow Song.