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Acis and Galatea

Word count: 54

Opera by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)

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?. Oh, didst thou know [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: English


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 Oh! didst thou know the pains of absent love,
 Acis would ne'er from Galatea rove.


 As when the dove laments her love,
 all on the naked spray,
 when he returns, no more she mourns,
 but loves the live-long day.
 Billing, cooing, panting, wooing,
 melting murmurs fill the grove,
 melting murmurs lasting love.

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