Greensville (Reubin Monday)

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  • (Posted 2019-03-27)   CPDL #53715:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-03-27).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as published in 1825-1826. All four stanzas of Newton's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Greensville
First Line: How tedious and tasteless the hours
Composer: Reubin Monday
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88. D (L.M.D.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1825 in Columbian Harmony, p. 57

Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1952, no. 227). Repeated in Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, 1826, with different words. Words by John Newton, 1779, entitled None on earth I desire besides Thee, with four stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at How tedious and tasteless the hours.