Let hammer on anvil ring (Reginald de Koven)
- (Posted 2008-07-17) CPDL #17627:
- Editor: Christopher Hapka (submitted 2008-07-17). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 176 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1890
Description: No. 19 from "Robin Hood"
Original text and translations
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!