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==General Information==
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  • (Posted 2021-09-25)  CPDL #65876:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-09-25).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 142 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The deserter's meditations
Composer: Samuel Harrison
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1852 Novello's Glee Hive no.49

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Original text and translations

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If sadly thinking, and spirits sinking,
could more than drinking our griefs compose;
A cure for sorrow form care I'd borrow,
and hope tomorrow might end my woes.
But since in wailing, there's nought availing,
and death unfailing will strike his blow!
Then for this reason, and for a season,
Let us be merry before we go.

A way-worn ranger, to joy a stranger,
thro-ev'ry danger my course I've run;
Now death befriending, his last aid lending,
my griefs are ending, my woes are gone.
No more a rover, or hapless lover,
those cares are over, my cup runs low;
Then for this reason, and for a season,
Let us be merry before we go.