Under the Maple Tree (Henry Baumer)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-20)  CPDL #75554:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-20).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 561 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Under the Maple Tree
Composer: Henry Baumer
Lyricist: Isidore Ascher
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1871  Lamborn Cock & Co.

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Original text and translations

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       Under the maple tree,
       With tuneful voice of glee,
The choristers near, without tremulous fear,
    May echo our heart-stirring song,
That syllables praise, through the long summer days;
    When thy leaf-crested branches, strong
       Are waving aloft,
       To the music soft,
    That we sing to the maple tree,
    To the beautiful maple tree.

       Under the maple tree,
       That veils thy eyes from me,–
Oh! would that their lustre might fall and alight–
    On the heart now beating for thee!–
The shadowy gloom may betoken my doom,
    And the rustling sound, mocking glee;
       A jest or a scoff,
       A coquettish laugh,
    That I hear ’neath the maple tree,
    ’Neath the beautiful maple tree.

       Under the maple tree,
       With joyful hearts and free,
We’ll boast in our pride, of our land, far and wide,
    In glorious, thanksgiving song;
For our hearts are as true as the heavenly blue,
    As our hopes and our arms are strong.
       So let old and young,
       With prayer on each tongue,
    Sing their praise for the maple tree,
    For the glorious maple tree.