When earth to earth (John Alcock Jr.)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-03-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 115 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: When earth to earth
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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When earth to earth my lifeless corpse is laid,
And o'er it hangs the yew or cypress shade:
When pale I flit along the dreary coast,
An hapless lover's pining plaintive ghost;
May you, my fair, when you these strains shall see,
Just spare one sigh, one tear to love and me,
Me, who in absence or in death, adore
Those heavenly charms, I must behold no more.