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Come away fellow sailors

Opera details:

Opera title:

Dido and Aeneas

Composer:

Henry Purcell

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Dido and Aeneas Synopsis

Libretto:

Dido and Aeneas Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Sailer

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

3.01

Previous scene: Grove's dance
Next scene: Sailer's dance

David Lloyd sings "Come Away, Fellow Sailors"

Singer: David Lloyd

From act III of Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas". Welsh tenor, David Lloyd, with the Mermaid Singers & orchestra, conducted by Geraint Jones. 1952.

"Come away, fellow Sailors, come away your anchors be weighing,
Time and tide will admit no delaying.
Take a boozy short leave of your nymphs on the shore,
And silence their mourning,
With vows of returning,
But never intending to visit them more.
No never intending to visit them more.
No never, no never, intending to visit them more."
It's quite a departure in mood and morals from the main story of the opera...

Here is a link to Lloyd singing "The English Rose" by Sir Edward German:

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

FIRST SAILOR
repeated by Chorus
Come away, fellow sailors, your anchors be weighing,
Time and tide will admit no delaying.
Take a boozy short leave of your nymphs on the shore,
And silence their mourning
With vows of returning
But never intending to visit them more.

English Libretto or Translation:

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