Up then, Melpomene (George Kirbye)
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2014-05-07). Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 101 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-24). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 62 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Based on the 1892 Arkwright edition.
- Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-15). Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 90 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 V. M. Brennan
Title: Up then, Melpomene
Composer: George Kirbye
Original text and translations
Up, then, Melpomene, the mournful'st Muse of nine,
Such cause of mourning never had'st afore.
Up, grisly ghosts, and up my rueful rime,
Matter of mirth now shalt thou have no more,
For dead she is, that mirth thee made of yore:
Dido, my dear, alas, is dead;
Dead and lieth wrap'd in lead.
O, heavy hearse,
Let streaming tears be poured out in store.
O, careful verse.