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Daphne

Title     Daphne
History     An early 17th century song retells Ovid's myth of the pursuit of
  Daphne, who was turned into a laurel tree to prevent violation by
  Apollo. Bernini's spectacular sculpture of the moment of Daphne's
  transformation had been created in Tome in 1622-24, the subject being
  popular in baroque art. Apollo was also known as Phoebus.
Time_Signature     6/8
Rhythm     Jig
Words     When Daphne from fair Phoebus did fly
  The west wind most sweetly did
  blow in her face
  Her silken scarf scarce shadowed her eyes
  The
  God cried, O pity! and held her in chace
  Stay, Nymph, stay, Nymph,
  cries Apollo, tarry and turn thee, Sweet Nymph, stay
  Lion nor Tiger
  doth thee follow, turn thy fair eyes, and look this way
  O turn, O
  pretty sweet, and let our red lips meet
  O pity me, Daphne, pity me,
  &c.
  --Chappell
Key_Signature     DAeol

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Contributed by Paul Sherwood Sun Mar 2 21:22:05 2008
Last edited Sun May 20 13:39:01 2012

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