Turn Amarillis (Thomas Brewer)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-04-02). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 229 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
First published: 1765
Description: Originally an accompanied air, this version as a glee was drafted by William Hayes. In this form it was a staple of glee clubs throughout the second half of the eighteenth century, often anthologised and imitated, spawning riposts by Paxton and
Original text and translations
Turn, Amarillis, to thy swain;
Thy Damon calls thee back again.
Here is a pretty arbour by,
Where Apollo cannot spy.
Here let's sit and, whilst I play,
Sing to my pipe a roundelay.