Luffman Atterbury
(1740 - 1796)

O thou sweet bird
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This glee gained a Catch Club prize medal in 1780.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

O thou, sweet bird, that sits on lonesome spray,
Unseen amid yon solitary grove,
Fly to my love and sing thy little lay;
For lays like thine the hardest heart can move.
Sing 'til around her soft-eyed pity play,
And one responsive sigh breathe sympathizing love,