As the moments roll (Samuel Webbe)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-05-28). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Arranged by George Alexander Macfarren. Transcribed from Vocal Part-music (B. Hollis & Co., London, n. d.).
Title: As the moments roll
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Original text and translations
As the moments roll,
Let new joys inspire;
Hebe, fill the bowl,
Orpheus, tune the lyre.
Let each cheerful heart
Join the festive strain;
Thus, before we part,
We'll be young again.
Cares and anxieties we now resign,
Or drown them in a mighty bowl of wine;
When dead, Deucalion may, if he thinks good,
Drench our cold carcase in a wat'ry flood.
As the moments roll…