Loughton tree (George Merritt)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 641 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Loughton tree
Composer: George Merritt
Lyricist: Charles Edmund Maurice
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1889  J. Curwen & Sons

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Then the King grew pale;
And his heart ’gan fail,
And he cried to our fathers free:
“Your rights shall stand while an English hand
Can lop the greenwood tree.”

Then hurrah for the right
That we won in 4ight!
And we keep this day with glee!
Our freedom shall stand
While a sturdy hand
Can lop the Loughton tree!

from Old Hardy