Let hammer on anvil ring (Reginald de Koven)

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Editor: Christopher Hapka (submitted 2008-07-17).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 176 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Let hammer on anvil ring
Composer: Reginald de Koven
Lyricist: Clement Scott

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Bass solo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1890
Description: No. 19 from "Robin Hood"

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Original text and translations

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Let hammer on anvil ring,
And the forge fire brightly shine;
Let wars rage still,
While I work with a will
At this peaceful trade of mine.
The sword is a weapon to conquer fields;
I honor the man who shakes it:
But naught is the lad who the broad-sword wields
Compared to the lad who makes it.

Clang! Clang! Clang!
Then huzzah for the anvil, the forge, and the sledge!
Huzzah for the sparks that fly!
If I had a cup I would straightway pledge
The armourer, that is I!