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Friday, June 10, 2011

How Stands The Glass Around? - Canadian Traditional/Folk Song Midi and Lyrics

How Stands The Glass Around?
Canadian Traditional/Folk Song
Lyrics

General James Wolfe 1759
Arranger Anonymous

How stands the glass around?
For shame ye take no care, my boys
How stands the glass around?
Let mirth and wine abound.
(Repeat)

The trumpets sound
The colors they are flying, boys.
To fight, kill or wound,
May we still be found
Content with our hard fare, my boys,
On the cold ground.

Why, soldiers, why,
Should we be melancholy, boys?
Why, soldiers, why?
Whose business 'tis to die!
(Repeat)

What, sighing? fie!
Don't fear, drink on, be jolly, boys!
'Tis he, you or I !
Cold, hot, wet or dry,
We're always bound to follow, boys,
And scorn to fly.
'Tis but in vain
I mean not to upbraid you, boys
'Tis but in vain
For soldiers to complain
(Repeat)

Should next campaign
Send us to Him who made us, boys
We're free from pain!
But if we remain
A bottle and a kind landlady
Cure all again.

How Stands The Glass Around? - Canadian Traditional/Folk Song Free Midi Download
Midi sequence from The Great Canadian Tunebook

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