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When her languishing eyes said 'Love!', Z432

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Choice Ayres and Songs III, 1681
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This is an early song, published in 1681 in Playford’s third book of Choice Ayres and Songs. The poet, falling in love with a lady, was far too easy a target for her and she has now rejected him, to his great hurt. Purcell’s setting is made all the more attractive by its unpredictably individual melodic line.

from notes by Robert King © 2003

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Purcell: Secular solo songs, Vol. 2
CDA66720Last few CD copies remainingDownload currently discounted
Purcell: The complete secular solo songs
CDS44161/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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Track 2 on CDA66720 [0'55] Last few CD copies remaining
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