Arne – Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred (arr. Bantock)

Song Information

Title: Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred

Music: Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778)

Text: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Sheet Music

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Song Text

Tell me where is fancy bred,
Or in the heart or in the head?
Where begot, where nourished?
Reply, reply, reply, reply.
It is engender’d in the eye,
By gazing fed; and fancy dies
In the cradle, where it lies.