Castanets are sounding (Traditional)

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Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2004-12-02).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: Free Art License
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General Information

Title: Castanets are sounding
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Come, O come! Castanets are gaily sounding;
Light feet to their notes are bounding;
Merry dance and joyous song
Gladden now that happy throng.
Never, never yet did music's measure.
Bear such thrilling notes of pleasure;
Hearts and eyes are filled with glee,
And gayest of the gay we'll be.

Day is past: Stars now brightly beam above us,
Hearts are near that fondly love us;
Sweet guitar and mandolin
Give new pleasure to the scene.
Come, then come! never yet did music's measure.
Bear such thrilling notes of pleasure;
Hearts and eyes are filled with glee,
And gayest of the gay we'll be.