Solitude (Barnabas McKyes)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1820. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1813. Words substituted for this edition: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1709, Hymn 73 of Book 2. All four stanzas of Watts' hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-10).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Transcribed from Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1820. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1813. Original words. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Solitude
First Line: Come lead me to some lonely shade
Composer: Barnabas McKyes
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813 in Wyeth's Repository, Part Second

Description: Words by an unknown author, apparently first published with this tune in 1813, one stanza.

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Original text and translations

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Come lead me to some lonely shade,
Where turtles moan their loves;
Tall shadows were for lovers made,
And grief becomes the groves.