Care, thou canker of our joys (Anonymous)

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  • CPDL #03926:     
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: From a collection of Drinking songs.

General Information

Title: Care, thou canker of our joys
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Kentish Harmony, 1821

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Care, thou canker of our joys,
Now thy tyrant reign is over!
Fill the merry bowl, my boys!
join the bacchanalian roar!
Seize the villain, plunge him in!
See, the hated miscreant dies!
Mirth, and all thy train, come in!
Banish sorrow, tears and sighs!
O’er the merry midnight bowl,
Oh, how happy shall we be!
Day was made for vulgar souls;
Night, my boys, for you and me!