Tell me, where is fancy bred? (Ann Sheppard Mounsey Bartholomew)

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  • CPDL #25527:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2012-02-03).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Tell me, where is fancy bred?
Composer: Ann Sheppard Mounsey Bartholomew
Lyricist: William Shakespeare

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published:

Description: Originally published by Novello and Co

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Original text and translations

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Tell me, where is fancy bred?
Or in the heart, or in the head?
how begot? how nourished?

It is engender'd in the eyes,
with gazing fed, and fancy dies,
In the cradle where it lies,

Let us all ring fancy's knell,
I'll begin it, ding dong bell,