Gentle winds, around her hover (J. T. Musgrave)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-05-12).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 107 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Gentle winds, around her hover
Composer: J. T. Musgrave
Lyricist: Joseph Edwards Carpenter

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1884 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 17, no. 469

Description: Dedicated to the members of the Kensington Orchestral and Choral Society.

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Original text and translations

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Gentle winds, around her hover,
Seek the bower where she sleeps,
Whisper, zephyrs, how I love her,
Though my lip still silent keeps;
Tell her that my peace is flown,
Say my heart is all her own;
Mingle, zephyrs, with her sigh,
Bid her let me hope or die.
R: Gentle winds, around her hover,
Seek the bower where she sleeps,
Whisper, zephyrs, how I love her,
Though my lip still silent keeps.

Gentle moon that shin'st above her
In yon dark blue vault afar,
Whisper softly how I love her,
Say she is my guiding star;
Let thy pure and holy beams
Fall upon her while she dreams;
Murmur, moonbeam, how I sigh,
But for her I live or die.
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