Let us all go Maying (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2019-11-25)  CPDL #56049:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-25).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Let us all go maying
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Lyricist: Robert Lucas Pearsall

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella

First published: 1864
    2nd published: 1877 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 10, no. 303

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  Let us all go Maying,
Through the greenwood straying,
R:  Fa la la la la la la la,
We chaunt it and play.
Oh, 'tis merry when we're singing
In the month of May.

2  Ye that are for pleasure
Trip with us a measure,
3  Care was sent to spite us,
Music to delight us.