Ye gallant men of England, Op.28 no.1 (Eduard Hecht)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-07-02). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 120 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Original text and translations
Ye gallant men of England, of noble races bred,
Remember how your fathers for liberty have bled;
Stand to your ancient banners in a thousand battles torn,
The banners of Great Britain to a thousand victories borne.
Ye sons of ancient heroes, and heirs to England's fame,
Wherever danger threatens, be worthy of your name;
And hurl each bold aggressor into his native lair,
To rule the slaves and traitors that crawl around him there.
Though knaves and cowards tremble beneath despotic sway,
And fools to wily tyrants resign a willing prey,
The race of island lions, bred by the Western main,
The freedom won by battle, by battle can maintain.