By the Waters of Babylon (Philip Hayes)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-14)  CPDL #53566:       
Editor: St. John's College Freshman Chorus (submitted 2019-03-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 123 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This version in Eb with three parts has been sung at St. John's College in Annapolis since the 1990s at least.

General Information

Title: By the Waters of Babylon
Composer: Philip Hayes
Lyricist: Psalm 137

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SacredCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786
Description: Originally printed in Bb as a four part round in Philip Hayes, The Muses Delight: Catches, Glees, Canzonets and Canons (London, 1786), p. 105.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

By the waters, the waters of Babylon,
We sat down and wept, and wept, and wept,
When we remember thee, remember thee, O Zion.