Upon the Christ Church Bells in Oxford (Anonymous)

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  • CPDL #10279:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2005-11-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 353 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: One of three Catches on Church Bells

General Information

Title: Upon the Christ Church Bells in Oxford
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSS
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1731 - 1733

Description:

External websites: performance by the dwschorale

Original text and translations

English.png English text

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, drink, drink.

Let us drink to our power.
We'll have full sixty rounds
and out do, out do the Tower.

Our King we have again, Ring the bells,
now all your Pitchers clatter.
And may he like Gideon all
his Enemies scatter.