Warren (Abraham Wood)
- Editor: Aaron Giles (submitted 2016-09-26). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 44 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Transcribed from The Columbian Harmony
Description: An elegy to the fallen army officer Joseph Warren, who died courageously at the age of 34 in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Original text and translations
Descend immortal muse, inspire my song,
Let mournful numbers gently flow along:
And thou my lyre, in solemn notes complain,
And in sad accents speak thy pain.
Let melting music tremble on thy strings,
While in concording sounds the goddess sings;
Sings hapless Alpeus in the gloomy grave:
Alpeus the gay, the beauteous and the brave!
Who with the thirst of glory fir'd,
Courageous in his country's cause expir'd.