What can I do, my dearest (George Kirbye)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-27). Score information: A4, 10 pages, 94 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: From the 1891 edition, edited by G. E. P. Arkwright, at the original key. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: What can I do, my dearest
Composer: George Kirbye
Original text and translations
What can I do, my dearest of the sweet help deprived
Of those thy fair eyes, by which I still have lived?
How can my soul endure, thus charg’d with sadness,
Exile from thy dear sight so full of gladness?