Let us drink and be merry (George Berg)

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  • (Posted 2002-08-12)  CPDL #03916:     
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 280 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: From a collection of Drinking songs

General Information

Title: Let us drink and be merry
Composer: George Berg

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

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Original text and translations

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Let us drink and be merry, dance, joke and rejoice,
With claret canary, the oboe and voice!
The changeable world to our joys is unjust
And all pleasures are ended when we’re in the dust.
In mirth let us spend our spare hours and our pence,
For we shall be past it a hundred years hence.