John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

Come, pretty bird
(S.A.T.B.)
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Published in Danby's Third Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees, 1796.
Lyrics: Anon

Come, pretty bird, and sweetly sing,
But let it be my Delia's song;
And as I touch the trembling string,
Each note repeat, each strain prolong.
Ah! little minstrel are you there?
Sure thou wert taught to play thy part;
By such a soft engaging air
My Delia first ensnar'd my heart.
My ravish'd senses stood amaz'd,
Enchanted by each magic tone;
My eyes, my heart, on Delia gaz'd,
Till neither I could call my own.