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Author Topic: When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre,  (Read 1351 times)
jimc
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« on: July 02, 2018, 02:25:02 PM »

Having a pleasant bike ride through the Surrey countryside this morning I found the Albion's "Along the Pilgrim's way" somewhat inevitably (think v3) earworming me, and then it struck me. Is there a distinct resemblance in the melody to Swarbs "To Althea from Prison"?
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Alan2
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 11:46:55 AM »

I'm not familiar with the Albions song, but I just looked up Lovelace's poem for the heck of it and it seems Swarb leavers out a verse.. Or is my memory playing tricks?

When like committed linnets I
With shriller throat shall sing
The sweetness, mercy, majesty,
And glories of my King:
When I shall voice aloud how good
He is, how great should be,
Enlarged winds, that curl the flood,
Know no such liberty.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 01:37:35 PM »

Never seen that verse before. Your memory's OK.
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