The Elves Dance (John Bennet)

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  • (Posted 2011-10-11)  CPDL #24703:         
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General Information

Title: The Elves Dance
Composer: John Bennet

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in A brief discourse, no. 9

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Original text and translations

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Round about
in a faire ring a,
thus we dance
and thus we sing a,
trip and trip and go,
to and to and fro
over this green a,
all about, in and out,
over this green a.