Oh thou where'er (thie bones att reste) (John Wall Callcott)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-12). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 275 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Prepared from the primary source.
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2008-05-29). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 72 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Original spelling of Chatterton's poem has been restored.
First published: 1789 Warren's twenty-eighth collection
2nd published: 1824 Horsley (memorial edition)
Description: This glee gained a Catch Club Prize Medal in 1789. Possibly to be regarded as part 2 of Callcott's glee Songe to Aelle.
- The full annotated text of Chatterton's poem may be found at the online version of "The History of English Poetry: From the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century" By Thomas Warton. page 346
Original text and translations
Middle English text
Songe to Aelle
by Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770)
Lines 19 to 24 and 31 to 36
Oh thou, where'er (thie bones att reste)
Thie sprite to haunt delyghteth beste,
Whytherr uppon the bloude embrewedd pleyne,
Orr whare thou kennst fromme farre,
The dysmalle crie of warre,
Orr seeste somme mountayne made of corse of sleyne;
Or fierie rounde the mynsster glare;
Lette Brystowe stylle bee made thie care;
Guarde ytte fromme foemenne and consumynge fyre,
lyche Avone streme ensyrke ytt rounde;
Ne lett a flame enharme the grounde,
'Tyll in one flame, all the whole worlde expyres.