From "The Fairies", 1755, an opera composed to an adaptation by Garrick of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The piece is offered in its original version with orchestral accompaniment, and also with keyboard accompaniment comprising the instrumental parts condensed.
Lyrics: William Shakespeare

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.

Sing no more ditties, sing no more
Of dumps so dull and heavy;
The fraud of men was ever so,
Since Summer first was leafy.
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John Christopher Smith
(1712 - 1795)

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Sigh no more, ladies (reduced accompaniment)

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