Brightly dawns our wedding day (Mikado) (Arthur Sullivan)

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  • CPDL #21976:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-07-17).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Brightly dawns our wedding day (Mikado)
Composer: Arthur Sullivan

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

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Original text and translations

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Brightly dawns our wedding day;
Joyous hour, we give thee greeting!
Whither, whither art thou fleeting?
Fickle moment, prithee stay!
What though mortal joys be hollow?
Pleasures come, if sorrows follow:
Though the tocsin sound, ere long,
Ding dong! Ding dong!
Yet until the shadows fall
Over one and over all,
Sing a merry madrigal,
Fal-la--fal-la!

Let us dry the ready tear,
Though the hours are surely creeping
Little need for woeful weeping,
Till the sad sundown is near.
All must sip the cup of sorrow
I to-day and thou to-morrow;
This the close of every song
Ding dong! Ding dong!
What, though solemn shadows fall,
Sooner, later, over all?
Sing a merry madrigal
Fal-la--fal-la!