O can ye sew cushions? (Granville Bantock)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-19)  CPDL #60937:         
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2020-10-19).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 114 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O can ye sew cushions?
Composer: Granville Bantock
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1913
Description: Originally published in by Novello, No 1283.

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Original text and translations

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O can ye sew cushions, and can ye sew sheets?
And can ye sing baluloo when the bairn greets?
And hee and ba, birdie, and hee and ba, lamb!
And hee and ba, birdie, my bonnie wee lamb!

O wee, O wee, what will I do?
O wee, O wee, Black's the life,
O wee, O wee, what will I do?
O wee, O wee, O what will I da wi' you?

I've placed my cradle on yon holly top
And aye as the wind blew my cradle did rock.
O hushaba, baby, O ba lilly loo!
And hee and ba, birdie, my bonnie wee doo!

O wee, O wee, what will I do?
O wee, O wee, Black's the life,
O wee, O wee, what will I do?
O wee, O wee, O what will I do wi' you?