Viking Song (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor)

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  • CPDL #28559:     
Editor: Johannes Becker (submitted 2013-03-18).   Score information: A4, 4+2 pages, 221 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Piano score on 4 pages to avoid page turning. Also 2 pages vocals only included.
  • CPDL #24810:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2011-10-27).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Viking Song
Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 1911

Description: Originally published by J.Curwen & Sons Ltd, 1911?

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Original text and translations

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Clang, clang, clang on the anvil,
In the smithy by the dark North Sea;
Is it Thor that is smiting with the hammer,
Is it Odin with the leather on his knee?

Clang, clang, clang on the anvil
There are steel ships wanted on the sea!

Clang, clang, clang on the anvil,
For the forge of the Viking may not sleep!

Clang, clang, clang on the anvil,
And the hammers of the island leap;
Britania with her bright hair glowing,
Has her eye on the furrows of the deep.

Clang, clang, clang on the anvil,
For the blood, the blood of the Viking may not sleep!

Clang, clang, clang on the anvil,
On the margin of the soulbright sea,
Is it Odin that is watching in the shadow?
Is it Thor where the sparks fly free?

Clang, clang, clang on the anvil,
There are steel ships wanted on the sea.