On the king's coming home (John Blow)

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  • (Posted 2005-11-30)  CPDL #10278:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2005-11-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 353 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: On the king's coming home
Composer: John Blow

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSS
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1731 -
Description: One of Three Catches On Bells

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Ring the bells, and the glasses pull away.
He that leads we will set all
all the vessels in the House on their heads.

This a grand Pitcher, pull away,
‘tis a grand, grand Pitcher Day.
Drink, let us drink,
Let us drink to our power.
We'll have full sixty rounds
and out do the Tower.

Our King we have again, Ring the bells,
Our King we have again,
now all your Pitchers clatter.
And may he like Gideon all
his Enemies scatter.