The miller's wooing (Joseph Eaton Faning)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-13)  CPDL #59738:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-07-13).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 172 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The miller's wooing
Composer: Joseph Eaton Faning
Lyricist: Julia Goddard

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1885 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 18, no. 495


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Original text and translations

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Merrily, O merrily,
The mill-wheel turns today,
With splash and dash,
And merry crash,
For the miller's heart is gay.

Wearily, wearily,
There came at eventide,
A maiden fair,
With shining hair,
Over the dark hillside.

Cheerily, cheerily,
The miller spake; quoth he,
"Great joy were mine,
Didst thou incline,
Sweet maid, my bride to be."

Joyfully, joyfully,
The maiden spake her "yea;"
And the bells rang soon
A merry tune,
For the miller's wedding day.

Now lustily, lustily,
The miller singeth he,
His voice keeps time
With the water's chime,
And his heart from care is free.

Merrily, O merrily,
The mill-wheel whirls around,
With splash and dash,
And merry crash,
For the miller joy hath found.