Joseph William Holder
(1764 - 1832)

Beneath a churchyard yew
(S.S.B. (or T.T.B.))
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From Holder's somewhat grandiloquently titled Op. 14.
Lyrics: William Shenstone

Beneath a churchyard yew,
Decayed and worn with age,
At dusk of eve methought I spied
Poor Slender's ghost, that whimp'ring cried:
"O sweet, O sweet Ann Page."

Ye gentle bards, give ear,
Who talk of am'rous rage;
Who spoil the lily, rob the rose,
Come learn of me to weep your woes:
"O sweet, O sweet Ann Page."