The praise of good wine (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-19)  CPDL #56355:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The praise of good wine
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1878 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 11, no. 329

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Original text and translations

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1  The praise of good wine
Has been sung in all time
By Druids, by Bards and by Magi!
They were right, we'll maintain,
So let's drink again,
Recubans sub tegmine Fagi!

2  Come, drink to me true,
As I now drink to you,
No evil example you'll follow,
Inspire me with wine
From Bacchus's Rhine,
Et eris mi magnus Apollo.

3  We need not be told
By sages of old,
Tot sunt in amore dolores!
Let them preach as they may,
We'll be merry, and say
Nostros agitamus dolores.