Sylvia for Shame
X:1 T:Sylvia for Shame M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:"Moderate" C:”Captain Packe.—From Playford’s Collection.” B:Manson – Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1 (1853, p. 156) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F f2|c3A2|d4 c2|B2 (G3F)|E4c2|A4 d2| c2e4|d4g2|e4f2|(cd c2)A2|d4 c2| B2 (G3F)|E4 c2|B4A2|d4e2|f2 d4| c4g2|f4e2|f4d2|(gf e3)d|^c6| =c2c2c2|d4c2|B2 B4|A4c2|(d2e2)f2|c2A4| (dg) e2 (dc)|(f2e2)d2|(c2_e2)d2|B4 A2|G2G3F|F4||
SYLVIA FOR SHAME. English, Air (3/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune was set by Captain Pack and was printed in Aphra Behn's (1640-1689) Poems upon several occasions with, A voyage to the island of love.
A Pox upon this needless Scorn:
Sylvia for shame the Cheat give o'er:
The End to which the Fair are born,
Is not to keep their Charms in store:
But lavishly dispose in haste
Of Joys which none but Youth improve;
Joys which decay when Beauty's past;
And who, when Beauty's past, will love?