See how smoothly (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: See how smoothly
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Lyricist: Robert Lucas Pearsall

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 10, no. 302

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Original text and translations

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See how smoothly glides our bark
On the stream's deceitful face,
As smiling in the sunbeam bright
It floats us to a resting place.
Thus down life's uncertain tide
Onward borne by fate we glide.
Let's be merry as we go,
While time and tide together flow.
They are but two. That's far too few,
That's far too few for company,
We'll give the wine, we'll give them wine,
We'll give them wine for company.