Old May-day (Julius Benedict)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-02-27). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 108 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transposed down a minor 2nd.
Original text and translations
Rejoice, oh English hearts, rejoice!
Rejoice, oh lovers dear!
Rejoice, oh city, town and country
Rejoice, eke ev'ry shire!
For now the fragrant flowers do spring
and sprout, and sprout in seemly sort;
The little birds do sit and sing,
The lambs do make fine sport:
Up then, I say, both young and old,
Both man and maid a-maying,
With drums and guns that bounce aloud,
And merry tabor playing.