Song of the Skaters (S. Wesley Martin)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 327 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Song of the Skaters
Composer: S. Wesley Martin
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1870 Root & Cady

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Original text and translations

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The stars are bright in the sky tonight,
The air is cool and clear,
The skaters are out with a merry shout
That echoes far and near;
Away! away! we will not stay,
Away o’er the frozen track,
With laugh and song we will glide along,
’Till our comrades call us back.
O’er the ice and frozen snow, follow me, follow me.

Our skates keep time to the skater’s rhyme,
As swiftly on we glide,
We laugh and sing ’till the echoes ring,
Thro’ the blue dome far and wide,
O, swift we go o’er the ice below,
As the eagle leaves the air,
Our smiles are bright and our hearts are light,
And we know no thought of care.
O’er the ice and frozen snow, follow me, follow me.