Here's a health to the company (Traditional)

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Editor: Ty Kroll (submitted 2004-06-16).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 256 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Here's a Health to the Company
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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I’m a friend to the company. Come join me in crime.
Lift up your glasses in chorus with mine.
Lift up your glasses, all grief to contain,
For we may or might never all meet here again.

Here's a health to the company and one for my lass
Let's drink and be merry all out of one glass
Let's drink and be merry, all grief to contain
For we may or might never all meet here again

Here's a health to my lass. She’s the one I love so well.
Her grace and her beauty there’s none can excel.
She has a smile on her countenance as she sits on my knee,
And there's no man in this wide world as happy as me.

So here's a health to the company…

Here's a health to our ship that lies ready to go,
And I wish her safe passage without any shoal,
And if ever we meet, be it land or by sea,
For sure I will remember your kindness to me.

So here's a health to the company…