The king (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2014-09-25)  CPDL #33022:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: Chris Dell (submitted 2014-09-25).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Arranger: Chris Dell
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General Information

Title: The King
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Irish traditional

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Original text and translations

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Joy, health, love and peace
be all here in this place.
By your leave we will sing
concerning our king.

Our king is well dressed
in silks of the best,
in ribbons so rare
no king can compare.

We have travelled many miles
over hedges and stiles,
in search of our king.
Unto you we bring.

We have powder and shot
to conquer the lot.
We have cannon and ball
to conquer them all.

Old Christmas is past,
Twelfth Night is the last,
and we bid you adieu
great joy to the new!