On Himalay (Granville Bantock)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-20)  CPDL #60965:         
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2020-10-20).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: On Himalay
Composer: Granville Bantock
Lyricist: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1908

Description: Originally published by Novello in 1908, Number 1062

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Original text and translations

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Far away on Himalay,
I would not be a king enough
Of woe it is to love;
The path to power is steep and rough,
And tempests reign above.
I would not climb the imperial throne;
’Tis built on ice which fortune’s sun
Thaws in the height of noon.
Then farewell, king, yet were I one,
Care would not come so soon.
Would he and I were far away
Keeping flocks on Himalay!