Alexander (Herbert Brewer)

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  • (Posted 2021-08-16)  CPDL #65511:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-08-16).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Alexander
Composer: Herbert Brewer
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1919 The Musical Times no.915

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Original text and translations

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There was a chap who kept a store,
And though there might be grander,
He sold his goods to all who came,
And his name was Alexander.

He mixed his goods with cunning hand,
He was a skilful brander,
And since his sugar was half sand,
They called him Alex Sander.

He had his dear one, and she came,
And lovingly he scanned her,
He asked her would she change her name,
Then ring did Alex hand her.

"Oh yes," she said, with smiling lip,
"If I can be commander;"
And so they framed partnership,
and called it Alex and her.