Sweet are the banks (Richard Langdon)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-10-14). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 62 kB Copyright: Personal
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Description: This glee was published while Langdon was organist at Exeter Cathedral, 1753-1777.
Original text and translations
Sweet are the banks when spring perfumes
The verdant plants and laughing flow'rs,
Fragrant the violet as it blooms,
And sweet the blossoms after show'rs.
Sweet is the soft, the sunny breeze,
That fans the golden orange grove;
But oh, how sweeter far than these,
Are the dear smiles of her I love.