Who rides for the King? (Reginald Somerville)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-13)  CPDL #66183:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-10-13).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 175 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Who rides for the King?
Composer: Reginald Somerville
Lyricist: Harold Boulton
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1908 Novello's Part-Song Book no.1049

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Original text and translations

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Who rides for the King?
A trusty wight, a gallant knight,
'Tis he rides for the King!
Give him a brave, a noble steed,
Like scurrying storm for strength and speed,
A sword like lightning flashing high,
A strong arm and a steady eye;
He'll gallop and gallop and do and die;
He rides for the King!
Pledge them a stirrup cup,
The friend in need and the matchless steed,
There's those that strike when strike they can,
The true we'll bless, the false we'll ban;
Drink to them, drink to them horse and man,
Pledge them a stirrup cup.
Who rides for the King?...