Title: Celia has a thousand charms
Composer: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Author: Robert Gould (1660?-1708/9)
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- Key: F♯ Minor
- Range: C♯4 – E5
- Source: Twenty Four Songs by English Composers of the 17th & 18th Centuries
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Celia has a thousand charms:
‘Tis heaven within her arms.
While I stand gazing on her face
Some new and some resistless Grace
Fill with fresh magic all the place.
But while the nymph I thus adore,
I should my wretched fate deplore.
But, oh, Mirtillo, have a care,
Her sweetness is beyond compare.
But then she’s false as well as fair.
Have a care, Mirtillo, have a care.
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