Battle Song (Thomas Richard Gonzalvez Jozé)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-03)  CPDL #76923:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-03).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 437 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Battle Song
Composer: Thomas Richard Gonzalvez Jozé
Lyricist: George Sigerson
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1901 Novello and Co.
Description: “The defense of Dublin”

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Original text and translations

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The foe, the foe’s advancing,
Behold his banners dancing,
His glaives, like fire, are glancing—
The wolves of battle call.
He comes with shout insulting,
But we, our hearts exulting,
Are ready, Isle of Freedom?
To fight to fall.

They’ll sing of us in story,
Who, true in tumult gory,
Upraised thy Crown of glory,
To Heaven’s rampart high:
For thee, we scorn the scoffer,
For thee, our swords we proffer,
For thee, our blood we offer,
Gladly we die!