Celia has a thousand charms, Z 609 (Henry Purcell)

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Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-10).  Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 172 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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Title: Celia has a Thousand Charms
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Robert Gould

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published:

Description: From the publication "Six Songs by Henry Purcell". Part of the incidental music for The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love (1695)

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Original text and translations

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Celia has a thousand charms:
'Tis heaven within her arms.
While I stand gazing on her face
Some new and some resistless Grace
Fill with fresh magic all the place.
But while the nymph I thus adore,
I should my wretched fate deplore.
But, oh, Mirtillo, have a care,
Her sweetness is beyond compare.
But then she’s false as well as fair.
Have a care, Mirtillo, have a care.