Hence for ever, baleful sorrow (Joseph William Holder)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2014-11-01).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 23 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hence for ever, baleful sorrow
Composer: Joseph William Holder
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSB and TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Strangely, given the Anacreontic nature of this glee, Holder specified the upper voices as sopranos. Holder described himself in the frontispiece of his collection of glees, Op. 6 as organist of Bungay, Suffolk.

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Original text and translations

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Hence for ever, baneful sorrow;
Heart-corroding cares away.
Why should boding of tomorrow
Kill the pleasures of today?
Now to friendship fill the glasses,
Freedom, harmony and peace;
Toasting round our fav'rite lasses,
Toasting calm and lasting bliss.