Harvest Home (Thomas Arne)

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  • (Posted 2024-05-22)  CPDL #80738:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2024-05-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 469 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition includes the original orchestral accompaniment (with parts); a version for keyboard reduction is also available.
  • (Posted 2024-05-22)  CPDL #80737:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2024-05-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 318 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition includes a reduced keyboard accompaniment.

General Information

Title: Harvest Home
Composer: Thomas Arne
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: solo high
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo, violin accompaniment

First published: 1752
Description: Sung by Mr Lowe in Harlequin Sorcerer, 1752.

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Original text and translations

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Come Roger and Nell, come Simkin and Bell,
Each lad with his lass hither come;
With singing and dancing, in pleasure advancing
To celebrate Harvest Home.
'Tis Ceres bids play and keep holiday
To celebrate Harvest Home.

Our labour is o'er, our barns in full store
Now swell with rich gifts of the land;
Let each man then take, for the prong and the rake,
His can and his lass in his hand.
'Tis Ceres ...

No courtiers can be as happy as we,
In innocence, pastime and mirth,
While thus we carouse with our sweetheart or spouse,
And rejoice o'er the fruits of the earth.
'Tis Ceres ...