By the Waters of Babylon (Philip Hayes)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-14)   CPDL #53566:       
Editor: St. John's College Freshman Chorus (submitted 2019-03-14).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 123 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This version in Eb with three parts has been sung at St. John's College in Annapolis since the 1990s at least. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: By the Waters of Babylon
Composer: Philip Hayes
Lyricist: Psalm 137

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SacredCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786

Description: Originally printed in Bb as a four part round in Philip Hayes, The Muses Delight: Catches, Glees, Canzonets and Canons (London, 1786), p. 105.

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Original text and translations

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By the waters, the waters of Babylon,
We sat down and wept, and wept, and wept,
When we remember thee, remember thee, O Zion.