The song of the Frank companies (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-04)   CPDL #56174:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-04).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The song of the Frank companies
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Lyricist: Robert Lucas Pearsall

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 10, no. 297


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Original text and translations

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1  All ye that love fair freedom,
Come join our gallant band!
We have no lord and master,
By water nor by land!
And when the dews are falling,
And darkness shrouds the ground,
We mount our steeds like troopers bold,
and scour the country round.

2  No usurers infest us,
We do not need their aid,
If prince or priest molest us,
Their strongholds we invade;
For when the stars are twinkling,
And burghers sleeping sound,
We mount our steeds like troopers bold,
and scour the country round.