Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Add: Wise Men Were but Seven -- a round for 3

CapriUni 09 Feb 02 - 12:57 PM
Jim Dixon 05 May 10 - 07:31 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: ADD: THE WISE MEN WERE BUT SEVEN (round)
From: CapriUni
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 12:57 PM

THE WISE MEN WERE BUT SEVEN

The wise men were but seven, ne'er more shall be for me
The muses were but nine, the worthies three times three
And three merry boys, and three merry boys, and three merry boys are we!

(The midi below is for the first voice only -- each voice comes in at the start of a line, and each line is 7 measures long)

MIDI file: 7WISEM~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: The Wise Men Were But Seven
Text: By William Lawes
Copyright: mid-17th century
Tempo: 140 (428571 microsec/crotchet)
Key: G
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Start
0000 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 62 110 0528 0 62 000 0048 1 62 110 0336 0 62 000 0048 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 64 110 0336 0 64 000 0048 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0336 0 66 000 0048 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 67 110 0736 0 67 000 0224 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 62 110 0336 0 62 000 0048 1 64 110 0160 0 64 000 0032 1 66 110 0912 0 66 000 0048 1 66 110 0160 0 66 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 71 110 0736 0 71 000 0224 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 67 110 0336 0 67 000 0048 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 62 110 0336 0 62 000 0048 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 71 110 0160 0 71 000 0032 1 69 110 0336 0 69 000 0048 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 67 110 0736 0 67 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the latest version of MIDItext and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:The Wise Men Were But Seven
M:3/4
Q:1/4=140
K:G
G2G4|G2G4|G2D4|-D2D4|D2E4|E2F4|F2G4|-G6|G6|
-G2G4|G2D4|E2F4|-F6|F6|-F2G4|G2A4|A2B4|-B6|
d6|-d2B2G2|B2G4|B2A2G2|A2D4|d2B2G2|B2A4|A2G4|
-G15/4||

Okay, now for the discussion bit:

I know who the nine muses are (and when my memory is foggy, I know where to look them up). But who were the seven wisemen Lawes was referring to (at least as a culturally recognized grouping)? Any ideas?

And is this a 17th century version of "No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks!"?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: THE WISE MEN WERE BUT SEVEN (W Lawes)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 May 10 - 07:31 AM

From The Universal Songster: or, Museum of Mirth, Volume 3 (London: Jones and Co., 1834), page 95:


THE WISE MEN WERE BUT SEVEN.
A GLEE.
(W. Laves [sic – other sources say William Lawes])

The wise men were but seven,
Ne'er more shall be for me;
The Muses were but nine,
The worthies three times three!
And three merry boys, and three merry boys.
And three merry boys are we.

The virtues they were seven.
And three the greater be;
The Caesars they were twelve,
And the fatal sisters three;
And three merry girls, and three merry girls,
And three merry girls are we.


Musical notation can be seen in The David Bispham Treasury of Song by David Scull Bispham (Philadelphia: Universal Book and Bible House, 1920), page 244.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 16 July 3:14 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.