To heal the wound a bee had made (Richard Langdon)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-10-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: To heal the wound a bee had made
Composer: Richard Langdon

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This glee was published while Langdon was organist at Exeter Cathedral, 1753-1777.

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Original text and translations

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To heal the wound a bee had made
Upon my Chloe's face,
Honey upon her cheek she laid,
And bid me kiss the place,

Pleased, I obeyed, and from the wound
Imbibed both sweet and smart;
The honey on my lips I found,
The sting within my heart.