Ah friends how happy are we here (Samuel Akeroyd)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_snd.gif Midi
MusicXML.png MusicXML
Finale_2014_icon.png Finale 2014
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2022-07-08)  CPDL #69920:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2022-07-08).   Score information: Unknown, 2 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Ah friends how happy are we here
Composer: Samuel Akeroyd
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SecularConsort song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1692 in The Gentlemen's Journal, or the Monthly Miscellany; July 1692, pg. 30-32

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Ah, friends, how happy are we here,
blest with good drink, and with good cheer;
we're crown'd with joys above all measure,
in war we fear to loose our life,
in love ther's jealousy and strife,
by trade and play we loose our treasure.
But here, but here, unless our bowl should fall,
and some mischance should spill it all,
nothing can ever baulk our pleasure.