Celia has a thousand charms, Z 609 (Henry Purcell)
- Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-06-10). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 172 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
Description: From the publication "Six Songs by Henry Purcell". Part of the incidental Music for The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love (1695)
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.