O’Sullivan Mòr (Thomas Richard Gonzalvez Jozé)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-03)  CPDL #76933:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-03).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 690 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: O’Sullivan Mòr
Composer: Thomas Richard Gonzalvez Jozé
Lyricist: George Sigerson
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1902 Novello and Co.

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Original text and translations

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O’er yon mountain of shadows how red glows the star!
By lone Glountane meadows that murmurs there are!
The seawind weeps o’er the forest and mere
Where gaunt wolves have morriced, but Huntsmen are here!
Farra ho! Farra ho! for a fighting foe,
Thro’ the aisles of Iveráha a-hunting we go!
“Rising out, rising out, from the summit to shore”—
’Tis the call of our Chieftain, O’Sullivan Mòr!

O’er yon ocean of silence how bright sinks the day!
Up far Skelig Islands how white leaps the spray!
The wind laughs where the banisht ships run,
The gasht wolves have vanisht, The Huntsmen have won!
Farra ho! farra ho! for a flying foe,
Throng the aisles of Iveráha in triumph we go:
Flashing out flame the bonfires from summit to shore,
Like our hearts round our Chieftain, O’Sullivan Mòr.