The warrior (Walter Cecil Macfarren)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-09).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The warrior
Composer: Walter Cecil Macfarren
Lyricist: Allan Cunningham

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 9, no. 263

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Original text and translations

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1  His foot's in the stirrup, his hand's on the mane,
He is up and away, shall we see him again?
He thinks on his lady love, little he heeds
The levelling of lances or rushing of steeds,
, He thinks on his true love, and rides in an armour
Of proof woven sure by the spells of his charmer.
His foot's in the stirrup, his hand's on the mane,
He is up and away.

2  How young and how comely, Lo! look on him now,
How steadfast his eye, and how tranquil his brow,
The gift of his lady love glitters full gay,
As down like the eagle he pours on his prey.
Go sing it in song, and tell it in story,
He went in his strength and returned in his glory.
His foot's in the stirrup, his hand's on the mane,
He is up and away.