by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor From Southern Love Songs (1896) Op. 12

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English source: John Gibson Lockhart

Since for kissing thee, Minguillo,
My mother scolds me all the day,
Let me have it quickly, darling;
Give me back my kiss, I pray.

If we have done ought amiss
Let’s undo it while we may –
Quickly give me back the kiss
That she may have nought to say.

Do! She keeps so great a pother,
Chides so sharply, looks so grave;
Do, my love, to please my mother,
Give me back the kiss I gave.

Out upon you, false Minguillo!
One you give, but two you take;
Give me back the two, my darling,
Give them, for my mother’s sake.


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was a British composer and conductor.


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