War song of the Norman Baron Taillefer (Robert Lucas Pearsall)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-21). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 84 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
1 On, gentle Normans! Think of Roland!
Fair is his guerdon, who dies on the field!
Blessed and honoured, here and hereafter,
Lives e'en in death the man who scorns to yield.
2 Never in danger quailèd our fathers,
Free and undaunted they sought out renown!
Let us then prove ourselves worthy of Roland!
On, gentle Normans, we strike for a crown!
3 Honour invites us! Who can refuse her?
No Norman warrior would shun jeopardy!
Roland's great spirit looks down on our standards,
Beckons us onward to Victory!