The river spirit's song (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2019-11-25)  CPDL #56044:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-25).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The river spirit's song
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1877 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 10, no. 291

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Original text and translations

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Two children of this aged stream are we,
And we our sea-green locks have combed for ye.
Come! bathe with us an hour or two;
Unarm èd come, for we are so,
Come, come with us and share
The pleasures that the floods prepare.
We'll beat the waters till they bound
and circle round.