Solace of life (Samuel Arnold)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-01-10).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 111 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Solace of life
Composer: Samuel Arnold

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: From Warren's fourteenth Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees.

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Original text and translations

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Solace of life, my sweet companion lyre,
On this fair poplar bough I'll hang thee high,
While the gay fields all soft delights inspire,
And not one cloud deforms the smiling sky.

But see - what sudden gloom obscures the air,
What falling show'rs impetuous change the day,
Let's rise my lyre, ah, pleasure false as fair,
How faithless are thy charms, how short thy stay.