As the moments roll (Samuel Webbe)

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  • (Posted 2014-05-28)  CPDL #32109:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-05-28).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged by George Alexander Macfarren. Transcribed from Vocal Part-music (B. Hollis & Co., London, n. d.).

General Information

Title: As the moments roll
Composer: Samuel Webbe

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

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As the moments roll,
Let new joys inspire;
Hebe, fill the bowl,
Orpheus, tune the lyre.

Let each cheerful heart
Join the festive strain;
Thus, before we part,
We'll be young again.

Cares and anxieties we now resign,
Or drown them in a mighty bowl of wine;
When dead, Deucalion may, if he thinks good,
Drench our cold carcase in a wat'ry flood.

As the moments roll…