To Sadie (Purcell James Mansfield)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-14).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 751 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: To Sadie
Composer: Purcell James Mansfield
Lyricist: Lloyd Holland
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1912 Stainer & Bell
Description: Op. 19

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Original text and translations

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I have not searched thine eyes so long,
And questioned thee so often,
And watched thy dainty, dimpling smile
First break, then slowly soften.
I have not held thee to my heart
In haunts remote and shady,
Without discovering all thou art,
My Sadie, my Sadie.

That brigand, scandal, black and dread,
Hath groped around for plunder;
Nor would he scruple, dearest one,
To tear our bliss asunder;
For he hath whispered, now and then,
That thou, most precious lady,
Thy kisses givest to other men,
My Sadie, my Sadie!

Mine ear I close to each afront,
And scandal’s much affrighted,
When I command, in figures blunt,
That wrongs at once be righted,
For what’s his word compared with thine,
A small tensummered maidie?
So press those baby lips to mine,
My Sadie, my Sadie.