War song of the Norman Baron Taillefer (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-21)   CPDL #56375:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-21).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: War song of the Norman Baron Taillefer
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Lyricist: Robert Lucas Pearsall

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 11, no. 326

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Original text and translations

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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!