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

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Contributor: David Newman (added 2008-06-10).   Score information: 172 kbytes       Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Cross posting by Art Song Central - File Sizes: PDF: 172 KB

General Information

Title: Celia has a Thousand Charms
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Robert Gould

Number of voices: 1vv  Voicing: Solo Soprano
Genre: Secular, Solo song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Description: From the publication "Six Songs by Henry Purcell".

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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.

Lyrics: Robert Gould - (1660?-1708/9)