Love is meant to make us glad (Edward German)

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  • CPDL #25811:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2012-03-24).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 115 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Soprano optional notes removed. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Love is meant to make us glad
Composer: Edward German

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1908

Description: Origianlly published by Chappell and Co Ltd.


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Original text and translations

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Love is meant to make us glad!
Hey, jolly, jolly, hey jolly little Cupid!
Fools do let him make them sad!
Ho! folly, folly, ho! folly, they are stupid.

Let's be wise if we do meet him,
Heave no sighs, But gladly greet him,
Let's be wise, Oh! Love is meant to make us glad,

And say to him "Good-day" to him,
He'll treat us as we treat him!
With a hey, jolly, jolly, hey, jolly little Love!
Sorrow follows folly As the be-ries grow on holly,
And oh, 'tis folly! oh to be afraid of Love!

Love is but a butterfly
Hey, jolly, jolly! hey, What is there to match it?
Will you watch it flutter by?
Oh, folly, folly, oh, folly not to catch it!

Try to keep it when you've caught it!
Wherefore weep If you have sought it,
Oh, Love is meant to make us glad!

To sigh for it and die for it Oh! wisdom never taught it!
With a hey, jolly, jolly, hey, jolly little Love!

Sorrow follows folly
As the berries grow on holly,
And oh, 'tis folly! to run away from Love!