On the king's coming home (John Blow)
- Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2005-11-30). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 353 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: On the king's coming home
Composer: John Blow
First published: 1731 -
Description: One of Three Catches On Bells
External websites: performance by dwschorale
Original text and translations
Ring the bells, and the glasses pull away.
He that leads we will set all
all the vessels in the House on their heads.
This a grand Pitcher, pull away,
‘tis a grand, grand Pitcher Day.
Drink, let us drink,
Let us drink to our power.
We'll have full sixty rounds
and out do the Tower.
Our King we have again, Ring the bells,
Our King we have again,
now all your Pitchers clatter.
And may he like Gideon all
his Enemies scatter.