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AH!

HOW SWEET IT IS TO LOVE


John Dryden

Henry Purcell

Andante
VOICE

Ali!_

how

sweet,

ah!-

ah!_

. how

gay

is

young.de

how

KEYBOARD'

how sweet,

sire!

Notes The singer here is surely no longer young. Tlie song is almost one long, rather sad sigh, but there's a smile there too. When you come
to 'all, air, emphasise the o f f b e a t ; it gives a sigliing effect.
Source

Orpheus Britannicus.

Original key G minor.

@ Copyright 1976 Stainer & Bcli Ltd

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