The mariner's song (Johann Michael Haydn)

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  • (Posted 2022-04-17)  CPDL #68879:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-04-17).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The mariner's song
Composer: Johann Michael Haydn
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.79

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Original text and translations

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Come fill the bowl, tho' winds may howl,
The sun in the ocean is sinking,
The Arctic bear sends frosty air,
Be drinking, boys, now be drinking.

Tho' waves may roll, let not a soul
On dangers ever be thinking,
With glass in hand we'll hail the land,
Be drinking, boys, now be drinking.