Song of the Blacksmith (Gustav Holst)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-09)  CPDL #39613:       
Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2016-05-09).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 2.74 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: With piano reduction for rehearsal only. Bass divisi split from the start into separate Baritone and Bass staves for easier reading -- not for doubling the number of basses!

General Information

Title: Song of the Blacksmith
Composer: George Barnet Gardiner
Arranger: Gustav Holst
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with divisi
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1917 in Six Choral Folksongs (Gustav Holst), no. 4
Description: Arrangement of a folk song collected by George Barnet Gardiner

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Original text and translations

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Kang, kang, kang ki ki kang kang.

For the blacksmith courted me, nine months and better;
And first he won my heart, till he wrote to me a letter.
With his hammer in his hand, as he strikes so mighty and clever,
He makes the sparks to fly all around his middle.