From the Buttrey Manuscript - A song from about 1800. Lodi is on the Adda River in Lombardy, Italy, between Milan and Mantua. From information on various sheet music editions of “The Maid of Lodi,” the tune is Venetian, one that William Shield collected with a song entitled “La mia crudel tiranna” when he was traveling in Italy in 1791 The Battle of Lodi occurred during Napoleon’s Italian campaign, on May 10, 1796.
I sing of the maid of Lodi Sweet soother oif my soul Peace dwells within her bosom And pleasure lights her smile Her eyes of mildest lustre A placid mind disclose Her cheeks in beauty rival The blushes of the rose
There are two more verses. None of these lyrics appear in the Buttrey manuscript.
|Title||Maid of Lodi (The)|
|Subject||John Buttrey Manuscript Jigs|
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