Skater’s glee (John Harrison Tenney)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 371 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Skater’s glee
Composer: John Harrison Tenney
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1874 J. C. Crandall
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Original text and translations

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Fast as the shadows glide,
Over the ice we fly;
Swift as the swallows ride,
Under the stormy sky;
Every heart beat light,
Ecstacy rules the hour,
Thousands of forms sweep by,
Showing their graceful power.
Curling, whirling, gliding, sliding,
Over the ice we sail.

Bluest of skies above,
Smoothest of ice below,
Bound to the steel we love,
Ever and on we go;
Over the gleaming floor,
Over the frozen tide,
Skimming the peopled floor,
Merrily now we glide.
Curling, whirling, gliding, sliding,
Over the ice we sail.

Shouting our words of glee,
Singing our songs of mirth,
Happier souls than we
Never were found on earth,
On, like a petrel’s flight,
On, like the swiftest gale,
On, like the flying light,
Over the ice we sail.
Curling, whirling, gliding, sliding,
Over the ice we sail.