The Knell of tyrant laws I hear (John Wall Callcott)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-08)  CPDL #62766:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-02-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Knell of tyrant laws I hear, The
Composer: John Wall Callcott

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSS or TTT
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella originally, piano accompaniment added by William Horsley (1774-1858)

First published: 1798
Description: Catch written for men's voices, composed upon the occasion of Nelson's victory at the Battle of the Nile.

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Original text and translations

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The knell of tyrant laws I hear,
Britannia's flag triumphant rear.
Son of the Nile thy daring hand
has crushed the foe on Egypt’s strand.
Now safe from the assaults of war,
Let’s drink a health to ev’ry British tar.

Spoiler: revealed phrase "Let's drink a health to Nelson of the Nile"