Five times by the taper's light (Stephen Storace)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-04-11). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 116 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1792
2nd published: 1863 The Musical Times no.239
Description: From Storace's afterpiece, "The Iron Chest". He died during the piece's composition, and some (uncertain proportion) was perhaps completed by Michael Kelly. This glee was performed at Storace's posthumous benefit concert, and is therefore unlikely to be of spurious attribution. For the first 60 years of its life, it was performed SSST or SSAT
Original text and translations
Five times by the taper's light
The hourglass I have turned tonight!
Where's Father? He's gone out to roam;
If he have luck, He'll bring a buck
Upon his lusty shoulders home.
Home! Home! he comes not home.
Hark! from the woodland vale below,
The distant clock sounds dull, and slow.