Celia has a thousand charms, Z 609 (Henry Purcell)
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Description: From the publication "Six Songs by Henry Purcell".
Original text and translations
- 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.
- Lyrics: Robert Gould - (1660?-1708/9)