Trip Lightly (Charles Clinton Case)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-02)  CPDL #75956:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-02).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 589 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Trip Lightly
Composer: Charles Clinton Case
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1878 John Church & Company
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Original text and translations

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Trip lightly over trouble,
Trip lightly over wrong;
We only make grief double
By dwelling on it long;
Why clasp woe’s hand so tightly?
Why sigh o’er blossoms dead?
Why cling to forms unsightly?
Why not seek joy instead?
Trip lightly over trouble,
Trip lightly over wrong.

Trip lightly over sorrow,
Tho’ all the way be dark,
The sun may shine tomorrow,
And gaily sing the lark.
Fair hopes have not departed,
Tho’ roses may have fled,
Then never be downhearted,
But look for joy instead.
Trip lightly over trouble,
Trip lightly over wrong.

Trip lightly over sadness,
Stand not to rail at doom,
We’ve pearls to string of gladness,
On this side of the tomb.
While stars are nightly shining
And heav’n is over head,
Encourage not repining,
But look for joy instead.
Trip lightly over trouble,
Trip lightly over wrong.