The Harp in softly pleasing strains
|TYPE||3 - Complex Melody|
|TUNE STRUCTURE||18 bars|
|TEXT SOURCE||'The Harp in softly pleasing strains' (Dublin: Hime's Music Warehouse, c.1800) British Library G.424.kk.(18)|
|TUNE SOURCE||as above|
|FIRST LINE||The harp in softly pleasing strains|
|Stevenson would later write glees for Thomas Moore’s translations from Anacreon and would become best-known for his arrangements of Irish airs for Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies. He also wrote 173 glees and catches for the Hibernian Catch Club. Two earlier songs by Stevenson have also been selected here.|
The Harp in softly Pleasing Strains. A New Song with an accompaniment for the pedal harp or piano forte. Composed by I.A. Stevenson, Mus Doc.The Harp in softly pleasing strains,Warbled one night of lovers woe,May She who sung of others pain,Never those pains that anguish know,The Harp in softly pleasing stains,warbled warbled one night of lovers woe,May she who sung of others pains,never never those pains of anguish know,never those pains of anguish know.Surely the maid my fate has wroughtwhose tresses boast, the light of daywhose dimpled cheek, a ray has soughtto drive the deepest gloom away,may Heav’n preserve your Gentle heart,from every sorrow mortals know,what Joys the world can here impart,And what the next the next may each bestow,what the next may each bestow.