What should we do? (Henry Ernest Nichol)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-21)  CPDL #77521:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 373 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: What should we do?
Composer: Henry Ernest Nichol
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1889 J. Curwen & Sons

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Original text and translations

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What should we do when falls the rain,
And clouds are o’er the blue?
When summertime is on the wane,
And cold November comes again,
O then what should we do?
What should we do?

Sing fa la la la la la la la la.

What should we do when friends deceive,
And sweethearts prove untrue?
When shallow flatterers take their leave,
Say in what manner should we grieve,
Whatever should we do?
What should we do?

What should we do when people try
To slander me and you?
Should we begin to pipe our eye,
And raise a woeful hue and cry?
O say, what should we do?
What should we do?