To soften care and sweeten life (Thomas Arne)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2010-06-13).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 77 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: To soften care and sweeten life
Composer: Thomas Arne
Lyricist: Probably the composer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1768
Description: A seventh Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees for three and four voices. Most humbly inscribed to the NOBLEMEN and GENTLEMEN of the Catch Club at the Thatch'd House Tavern, St. James's by their much oblig'd and devoted servant Thos. Warren. Pr. 10/6. London. Printed by Longman and Broderip No. 26 Cheapside.

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Original text and translations

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To soften care and sweeten life as faithful mistress, friend or wife
Come lovely Chloe, thou alone art mistress, friend and wife in one.