Go tell Amynta, gentle swain (Maria Hester Park)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-11-27). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 51 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1790
Description: There is nothing in the cleffing of this piece to indicate that Park expected performance by any other than the contemporary standard (all-male) forces. In deference to her gender, a transposed edition is provided to enable performance by female choirs.
Original text and translations
Go tell Amynta, gentle swain,
That he who loves her loves in vain.
Thy tuneful sounds with numbers join;
Thy power will more prevail than mine.
A sigh, a tear, perhaps she'll give,
But love, O pity, cannot live;
Tell her that hearts for hearts were made,
And love with love is only paid.