We’re Sailing (Alfred Beirly)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-21)  CPDL #75566:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 353 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: We’re Sailing
Composer: Alfred Beirly
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1894 A. Beirly, publisher

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Original text and translations

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Merrily, merrily on we float,
Naught of trouble and care we know,
Cheerily, cheerily glides our boat,
As gently the breezes blow;
Merrily, merrily on we ride,
Mirth and pleasure no ill betide,
Merrily, merrily, cheerily, cheerily on we go.

We are sailing the ocean free,
Bounding over the rolling sea,
With shout and song
We float along,
Our hearts are light as the beautiful spray;
Yes, we’re sailing the ocean free,
Bounding over the rolling sea,
Now onward we glide,
The billows we ride,
In our gallant boat we sail away.

A. Beirly