Purcell – Sweeter than roses

Song Information

Title: Sweeter than roses

Composer: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Author: Unknown

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Sweeter than roses, or cool evening breeze
On a warm flowery shore, was the dear kiss,
First trembling made me freeze,
Then shot like fire all o’er.
What magic has victorious love!
For all I touch or see since that dear kiss,
I hourly prove, all is love to me.