Let us be joyful (Friedrich Schneider)

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  • (Posted 2022-04-30)  CPDL #69020:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-04-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Let us be joyful
Composer: Friedrich Schneider
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.118
Description: This is a version of Schneider's Wein und Gesang, with English words.

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Original text and translations

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1  Let us be joyful while life is yet glowing,
Let us not sigh, let us not sigh,
Grief let us drown in the wine that is flowing,
Joy with this life to entwine let us try, .
Of Bacchus and Cupid the gifts let us treasure,
 Flora's fair garlands will add to our pleasure.

2  Yes, all your moments with joy be entwining,
Ere they are flown, ere they are flown,
While we enjoy it, life is not declining,
Joy never tells us how old we are grown.
Then close not your hearts, shunning social enjoyment,
Wine, love, and song give us happy employment.