Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

I have riches, thou hast beauty, the celebrated duet, as sung with enthusiastic applause, by Miss Poole & Sigr. Ginbelli. In the celebrated opera The love spell, as performed at the Park Theatre. Composed by Signor. G. Donizetti. New York: Published by Hewitt & Jaques. 239 Broadway.

Some of the resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the libraries or the institution.

Lyrics

I have riches, thou hast beauty,
I have gold and thou hast charms;
Why then 'fly delightful Nina,
From a faithful lovers arms?
What an honor a collector
Doth my husband seek to be,
But his station in the nation
Is by far too high for me.
Lovely girl I answer crave,
At your feet behold your slave,
Ah you're far too old and grave,
E'er to be a young girls slave.

Most ador'd and beauteous creature,
Riches cleans us from all stains;
Love is light, but gold is heavy,
This takes wing while that remains,
What an honor a Collector
Doth my husband sue to be,
But my heart goes with my hand Sir,
Or no marriage e'er for me.

Lovely girl I answer crave,
At your feet behold your slave;
Ah! you're far too old and grave,
E'er to be a young girl's slave.
Bravo! Bravo!
Dulcamara 'tis a most amusing song Sir,
Taste and style to you belong Sir,
In no moderate degree.
Taste and style to you belong sir
Master of all Arts is he,
Master of all Arts is he, of Arts is he,
Master of all Arts is he, of Arts is he, yes Master of all Arts is he, yes Master of all Arts is he.

Bravo! Bravo!
Dulcamara 'tis a most amusing song Sir,
Taste and style to you belong Sir,
In no moderate degree.
Yes I flatter myself Sirs
That taste and style pertains to me.
Yes I flatter myself sirs that taste and style pertains to me,
Taste and style pertains to me, pertains to me,
Taste and style pertains to me,
Taste and style pertains to me, yes taste and style pertains to me yes taste and style pertains to me.

Share

COinS
 

The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.