Cried Strephon, panting (Joseph Baildon)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-08-27).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition comprises a modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialized format. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Cried Strephon, panting
Composer: Joseph Baildon

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Description: One of Baildon's catches in which the risque text is undisguised.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Cried Strephon, panting in dear Chloe's arms,
"I die bright nymph amidst your charms".
"Alas, cheer up poor youth" said she dissolved in am'rous pain,
"All flesh must die, by fate's decree, e'er it can rise again".