Picnic tune (Maggie Furtak)

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  • CPDL #28729:     
Editor: Maggie Furtak (submitted 2013-04-07).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 1.72 MB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Picnic tune
Composer: Maggie Furtak

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2013

Description: This is a sweet little piece, but not too difficult. Have fun and don't let it get bogged down with choppy eighth notes. There is a tongue twister in the lyrics. See how quickly you can take it without tripping up during rehearsal. This is a bit campy, so don't be too serious about it.

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Original text and translations

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One side is windy, one side is warm,
but under the tree at the top of the hill is the best place to wait out the storm,
trees sway, come what may, be your way windy or warm,
under the tree at the top of the hill, we'll out-wait the storm.

The east slope's the steep slope, the way wends up the west,
but under the tree at the top of the hill is the best place to sit down and rest,
wend your way, come what may, sit down, sit down and rest,
under the tree at the top of the hill we will sit down and rest.

The stars look down upon the town, the moon rides high behind us,
but still we sit beneath the tree, until friends come to find us,
the stars look down upon the town, the moon rises bright,
roam home again, trip, slip forfend, led back by window light.