O Tuneful Voice

by Joseph Haydn

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O Tuneful Voice
English source: Anne Hunter

O tuneful voice I still deplore,
Thy accents, which I hear no more,
Still vibrate on my heart.

In Echo's cave I long to dwell
And still to hear that sad farewell
When we were forced to part.

Bright eyes! O that the task were mine
To guard the liquid fires that shine
And round your orbits play,

To watch them with a vestal's care,
To feed with smiles a light so fair
That it may ne'er decay.


Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was a friend and mentor of Mozart, and tutor of Beethoven. Read more here.


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