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Lyr Req: Come let's be merry

GUEST,renehaentjens at yahoo.com 11 Oct 16 - 07:14 AM
FreddyHeadey 11 Oct 16 - 10:37 AM
FreddyHeadey 11 Oct 16 - 10:38 AM
leeneia 11 Oct 16 - 02:46 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Oct 16 - 12:26 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Come let's be merry
From: GUEST,renehaentjens at yahoo.com
Date: 11 Oct 16 - 07:14 AM

Can someone provide me the lyrics of "Come let's be merry", see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_AI687kJ-Y ?
Thanks, renehaentjens at yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come let's be merry
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Oct 16 - 10:37 AM

You'll find the music online here
Music 
and the text on the page earlier...
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come let's be merry
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Oct 16 - 10:38 AM

COME, LET'S BE MERRY.

COME, let's be merry, let's be airy,
'Tis a folly to be sad;
For since the world's gone mad,
Why alone should we be wise,
And like dull fools gaze on other men's joys?
Let not to-morrow bring you sorrow
While the stream of life flows on;
But when the cheerful day is gone,
Still endeavour that the next
Shall be as gay and as little perplexed.
If you have leisure, follow pleasure,
Let not an hour of joy pass by;
For, as the fleeting moments fly,
Time it will your youth decay;
Then try to live and enjoy while you may.
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http://quod.lib.umich.edu/s/scores/5272860.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come let's be merry
From: leeneia
Date: 11 Oct 16 - 02:46 PM

Thanks for calling my attention to this enjoyable song. First published in 1727, it will be nice for my early-music group.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ADVICE TO THE MELANCHOLY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Oct 16 - 12:26 AM

These words, with music, appear in The Musical Miscellany: Being a Collection of Choice Songs, and Lyrick Poems..., Volume 4 (London: John Watts, 1730), page 120:

[The repeated words in brackets do not appear in the book, but I infer they should be sung, based on the pattern set by the first verse. I have boldfaced the words that are different from those posted by FreddyHeadey above.]


ADVICE to the MELANCHOLY

    Come, let's be merry, let's be airy,
    'Tis a Folly to be sad;
    For since the World's grown mad, mad, mad,
    Why shou'd we alone be wise,
And like dull Fools, and like dull Fools, and like dull Fools gaze on other Men's Joys?

    Let not To-morrow bring your Sorrow,
    While the Stream of Time flows on;
    But when the blissful Day is past,
    Still endeavour that the next
Be full as gay, [be full as gay, be full as gay,] and as little perplex'd.

    If you have Leisure, follow Pleasure,
    Let not an Hour of Bliss pass by;
    For as the fleeting Minutes fly,
    Time it will your Youth decay,
Then strive to live, [then strive to live, then strive to live,] and be blest whilst you may.

    If you have Plenty, nought will torment you,
    But yet your selves, your selves may annoy;
    Hearty and free's the poor Man's Joy;
    Gladly yielding the Minutes pass,
And when old Time, [and when old Time, and when old Time,] shakes him, takes off his Glass.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come let's be merry
From: GUEST,renehaentjens at yahoo.com
Date: 12 Oct 16 - 04:32 AM

Thanks, René (Belgium).


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