The Muleteer (Augustus Meves)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 303 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Muleteer
Composer: Augustus Meves
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1843 J. H. Wilkins and R. B. Carter

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Original text and translations

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Soon as the sun his early ray,
Across the misty mountain flings;
The Muleteer now makes his way,
And merrily thus he sweetly sings:
“Oh! haste my mules, we must not creep,
Nor saunter on so slow;
Our journey’s long, the mountain steep,
We’ve many a league to go, to go.”

At fall of eve, his labor o’er,
He homeward hastes and sings with glee:
“My mules speed to my cottage door,
For there my Lila waits for me.”
“Speed on my mules, the sun sets fast,
The shades of night I see;
There’s many a league yet to be past,
And Lilla waits for me.”