To drink or to sing is a very fine thing (Theodore Aylward)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: To drink or to sing is a very fine thing
Composer: Theodore Aylward
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1775
Warren's Collection of vocal harmony Description: 

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Original text and translations

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To drink or to sing
Is a very fine thing
To enrapture the social soul;
But the wine must be good,
And the words understood,
Or a fig for the song or the bowl.