The roast beef of old England (Richard Leveridge)

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  • CPDL #29834:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Rufus Brodersen (submitted 2013-08-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: The Roast Beef of Old England
Composer: Richard Leveridge

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Solo or Unison
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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External websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roast_Beef_of_Old_England

Original text and translations

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When mighty Roast Beef was the Englishman's food,
It ennobled our brains and enriched our blood.
Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good
     Oh! the Roast Beef of old England,
     And old English Roast Beef!

Our fathers of old were robust, stout, and strong,
And kept open house, with good cheer all day long,
Which made their plump tenants rejoice in this song--
     Oh! the Roast Beef of old England,
     And old English Roast Beef!

When good Queen Elizabeth sat on the throne,
Ere coffee, or tea, or such slip-slops were known,
The world was in terror if e'er she did frown.
     Oh! the Roast Beef of old England,
     And old English Roast Beef!