My boy Jack (Claude Buchanan)

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  • (Posted 2010-10-29)  CPDL #22399:   
Editor: Claude Buchanan (submitted 2010-10-08).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 18 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: My Boy Jack
Composer: Claude Buchanan
Lyricist: Rudyard Kipling

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, and Solo medium
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2010

External websites:

Original text and translations

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- Have you news of my boy Jack?
- Not this tide.
- When d'you think that he'll come back?
- Not with this wind blowing and this tide.
- Has anyone else had word of him?
- Not this tide.
- For what is sunk will hardly swim,
- Not with this wind blowing and this tide.
- Oh, dear, what comfort can I find?
- None this tide, nor any tide,
- Except he did not shame his kind-
- Not even with that wind blowing, and that tide.
- Then hold your head up all the more,
This tide,
And every tide;
- Because he was the son you bore,
And gave to that wind blowing and that tide.