Slaves are they that heap up mountains (John Stafford Smith)

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Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12).   Score information:    Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: From a collection of Drinking songs

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Title: Slaves are they that heap up mountains
Composer: John Stafford Smith

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: TTBB
Genre: Secular, Canons

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella
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Original text and translations

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Slaves are they that heap up mountains,
Still desiring more and more!
We’ll carouse in Bacchus’ fountains,
Never dreaming to be poor.
Give us then a cup of liquor,
Fill it up unto the brim!
For then methinks our wits grow quicker,
When our brains in liquor swim.