A cruel fate hangs threat'ning (Theodore Aylward)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-04-11). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 58 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: A cruel fate hangs threat'ning
First published: 1769
Description: Catch Club prize medal winner, 1769.
Original text and translations
A cruel fate hangs threat'ning
O'er the lovely shepherd I adore.
Ye streams, ye know it yet pursue your ways,
Ye nightingales yet tune your warbling lays,
Ye who alone were conscious of our love,
Cease birds your notes, ye rivers cease to move.