Wind thy horn (Henry Thomas Smart)

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  • (Posted 2019-10-27)  CPDL #55766:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-27).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Wind thy horn
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Lyricist: Thomas Moore

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with minor Bass divisi.
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 8, no. 254
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Original text and translations

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1  Wind thy horn, my hunter boy,
And leave thy lute's inglorious sighs:
Hunting is the hero's joy,
Till war his nobler game supplies.
Hark! the hound-bells ringing sweet,
While hunters shout, and woods repeat,
Hilliho!

2  Wind again thy cheerful horn,
Till echo, faint with answering, dies;
Burn bright torches, burn till morn,
And lead us where the wild boar lies!
Hark! the cry, "He's found, he's found!"
While hill and vale our shout resound,
Hilliho!