Come, let us a-maying go (Luffman Atterbury)
- (Posted 2018-04-22) CPDL #49417:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2018-04-22). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 69 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
First published: 1798
Description: Atterbury's setting of a set of lyrics borrowed from a round by John Hilton (d. 1657). This piece was in the repertoire of the Bath Harmonic Society, c.1799.
Original text and translations
Come, let us a-maying go,
And lightly trip it to and fro.
The bells shall ring and the cuckoo sing,
And the fife shall play, the drum shall beat,
And so we'll pass our time away.