Julia (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • (Posted 2008-05-05)   CPDL #16781:         (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-05-03).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Julia
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Robert Herrick

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Tenor solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 1907

Description: English Lyrics Set 7 No. 5

  1. On a time the amorous silvy
  2. Follow a Shadow (Ben Jonson)
  3. Ye little birds that sit and sing
  4. O never say that I was false of heart
  5. Julia
  6. Sleep/Beautiful up from the deeps of the solemn sea cometh sweet Sleep (Julian Sturgis)

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Some ask'd me where the rubies grew,
And nothing [I did]* say,
But with my finger pointed to
The lips of Julia.

Some ask'd how pearls did grow, and where?
Then spake I to my girl,
To part her lips, and show me there
The quarelets of pearl.

One ask'd me where the roses grew,
I bade him not go seek;
But forthwith made my Julia show
A bud on either cheek.

Notes: * - Parry substitutes: "did I"

Lyrics: Robert Herrick - ( c 1591 - 1674 )