The Traction Engine (Stanley Marchant)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 518 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Traction Engine
Composer: Stanley Marchant
Lyricist: Hugh Chesterman
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1927 Novello and Co.
Description: From “Nonsense Songs” – Arranged by composer as a four Part Song

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

I met an engine on the road,
    All hot and heavy Hearted,
And this is what he said to me
    As up the hill he started:
         “I think I can,
        I think I can,
        I think I can,
        I think I can
        I think I can,
        I think, I think I can,
    At any rate I’ll try it.”

He reached the top and looking back
    To where I stood and doubted,
He started on the downward track
    And this is what he shouted:
         “I said I could,
        I said I could,
        I said I could,
        I said I could,
        I said I could,
        I said, I said I could,
    My friend, you might have known it!”