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There is a garden in her face, Where roses and white lilies [grow]1; A heav'nly paradise is that place, Wherein all pleasant fruits do [flow]2. There cherries grow, which none may buy Till "Cherry ripe", themselves do cry. Those cherries fairly do enclose Of orient pearl a double row; Which when her lovely laughter shows, They look like rosebuds filled with snow. Yet them no peer nor prince [can]3 buy Till "Cherry ripe", themselves do cry. Her eyes like angels watch them still; Her brows like bended bows do stand, Threat'ning with piercing frowns to kill All that [attempt]4 with eye or hand [Those]5 sacred cherries to come nigh Till "Cherry ripe", themselves do cry.
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1 Moeran: "blow"
2 Moeran: "grow"
3 Moeran: "may"
4 Ireland, Moeran: "approach"
5 Ireland, Moeran: "These"
- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620), "There is a garden in her face" [author's text checked 1 time 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 Richard Allison (flourished 1599-1606), "There is a garden in her face", published 1606, from the collection An Howres Recreation in Musicke [text not verified]
- by Geoffrey Bush (1920 - 1998), "There is a garden in her face" [text verified 1 time]
- by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620), "There is a garden in her face", published 1617, from the collection The Third and Fourth Booke of Ayres - The Fourth Booke, no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
- by Brian Holmes (b. 1946), "There is a garden in her face", from Six Ayres, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
- by John (Nicholson) Ireland (1879 - 1962), "There is a garden in her face", 1908 [duet for soprano and alto with piano], from Eight songs for upper voices and piano, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
- by Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950), "Cherry ripe", R. 69 no. 1 (1934), published 1934 [voice and piano], from Four English Lyrics, no. 1, Winthrop Rogers [text verified 1 time]
- by Virgil Garnett Thomson (1896 - 1989), "There is a garden in her face", from Four songs to poems of Thomas Campion, no. 2. [text not verified]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , title 1: "Als een tuin is haar gelaat", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 115
Als een tuin is haar gelaat Waar rozen en witte lelies bloeien; Een hemels paradijs is het daar Waar alle fijne vruchten groeien; Daar groeien kersen, niet te koop, Totdat de maagd er zelf om vraagt. Die kersen omvatten prachtige Oosterse parels, een dubb'le rij Die er uitzien, als zij lacht, Als rozenknoppen vol met sneeuw Voor geen edelman of prins te koop Totdat de maagd zelf erom vraagt. Zij kijkt met engelenogen Haar wenkbrauwen staan dreigend in een priemende frons gebogen, Om toenadering te weigeren Van oog of hand tot die kersen Totdat de maagd zelf erom vraagt.
- Translation from English to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2008 by Lidy van Noordenburg, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in English by Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620), "There is a garden in her face"
This text was added to the website: 2008-03-17
Line count: 18
Word count: 99