Judy, lovely, matchless creature, Beauty shines thro' ev'ry feature, Like yon light, the pride of nature, Thro' the morning dew. Come, then, to your Patrick's dwelling, All around the buds are swelling, Ev'ry little linnet's telling, 'Tis the time to woo. Dame o' Flyn, sweet Judy's mother, Would you bid me passion smother! Sure I'll speak as well's another Tho' poor Pat O' Doyle. Love within my breast is teazing, Where I dumb 'twould be amazing; Sooner, when the coals are blazing, Bid your pot not boil.
- by Sir Alexander Boswell (1775 - 1822) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), "Judy, lovely, matchless creature", WoO. 153 (20 Irische Lieder mit Begleitung von Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncello) no. 19, G. 224 no. 19, published 1814/6. [voice, piano, violin, violoncello] [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (G. Pertz) , title 1: "Reinste, herrlichste von allen"
Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
Text added to the website: 2005-01-12 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:12
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