Why with toil thy life consuming (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-28).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Why with toil thy life consuming
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Lyricist: Thomas Oliphant

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 10, no. 288

Description: 288

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Original text and translations

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1  Why, with toil thy life consuming,
Dost thou follow vanity?
Come with me, come with me,
Where the spring is blooming.
Here the balmy breezes playing,
From the skies blow fresh and free;
Come with me, come with me,
Through the greenwood straying,
Come with me, come with me.

2  Nature here needs no adorning,
All is sweet simplicity:
Come with me, come with me,
Breathe the air of morning.
Here the heart, if sorrow laden,
Soon to joy restored will be;
Come with me, come with me,
Gentle youth or maiden,
Come with me, come with me.