Where the bee sucks (John Wilson)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Where the bee sucks
Composer: John Wilson
Lyricist: William Shalespearecreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: An arrangement of uncertain provenance retrieved from a mid/late eighteenth century anthology of glees lacking the frontispiece.

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Original text and translations

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Where the bee sucks there lurk I,
In a cowslip's bell I lie,
There I crouch when owls do cry,
On a bat's back do I fly
After sunset merrily.
Merrily, merrily shall I live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.