Song of the Blacksmith (Gustav Holst)
- Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2016-05-09). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 2.74 MB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: With piano reduction for rehearsal only. Bass divisi split from the start into separate Baritone and Bass staves for easier reading -- not for doubling the number of basses!
First published: 1916
Description: From Six Choral Folksongs, H136, Op. 36b
Original text and translations
Kang, kang, kang ki ki kang kang.
For the blacksmith courted me, nine months and better;
And first he won my heart, till he wrote to me a letter.
With his hammer in his hand, as he strikes so mighty and clever,
He makes the sparks to fly all around his middle.