To love the birds attune (John Alcock Jr.)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-03-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: To love the birds attune
Composer: John Alcock Jr.
Lyricist: Richard Savage
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1770

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Original text and translations

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To love the birds attune their cheerful throats,
And on each breeze immortal music floats.
[There seated on a rising turf is seen] (omitted)
Graceful, in loose array, the Cyprian queen,
All fresh and fair, all mild; as ocean gave
The goddess, rising from the azure wave;
Dishevell'd locks distil celestial dews,
And all her limbs divine perfumes disclose.