Sweet doth blush the rosy morning (Henry Harington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-11-13).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sweet doth blush the rosy morning
Composer: Henry Harington
Lyricist: Anonymous, probably the composer

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First

Description: Originally published as "The Egyptian love song; from Potiphar's wife to young Joseph", for two voices. Jane Austen owned a manuscript copy.

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Original text and translations

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Sweet doth blush the rosy morning,
Sweet doth beam the glist'ning dew,
Sweeter still, the day adorning,
Thy dear smiles transport my view.
'Midst the blossoms' fragrance flowing,
Why delights the honied bee?
Sweeter breaths thyself bestowing
One kind kiss on me.