With joy we leave thee (Tim Porter)

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Editor: Oliver Barton (submitted 2007-08-19).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 408 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: With joy we leave thee
Composer: Tim Porter

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano. Optional SATB solos, or they can be taken by whole sections or subsections.

First published:
Description: Words: The Duke of Monmouth
This is the final chorus from Tim's opera "The Duke of Monmouth's Maggot". A maggot is, of course, an old English country dance, not what you were thinking. The opera is a full-scale opera, with full chorus and orchestra.

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Original text and translations

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With joy we leave thee,
False world, and do forgive
All thy false treachery.
For now we'll happy live.
We'll to our bowers,
And there spend our hours;
Happy there we'll be,
We no strife can see;
No quarrelling for crowns,
Nor fear the great one's frowns;
Nor slavery of state,
Nor changes in our fate.
From plots this place is free,
There we'll ever be;
We'll sit and bless our stars
That from the noise of wars
Did this glorious place give
That thus we happy live.