We come to your doorstep (Steve Draper)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-22)   CPDL #42380:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Steve Draper (submitted 2016-12-22).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: We Come to Your Doorstep
Composer: Steve Draper
Lyricist: Traditional

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

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First

Description: A traditional wassail carol set in the Modern British style. It should be fairly easy for an amateur choir.

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Original text and translations

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We come to your doorstep to sing you a song.
Our tune is but simple our voi ces aren't strong.
We sing of a baby as old as he's new.
Now welcome the baby and welcome us too.
The babe had no cradle to rock Him to rest.
The arms of the mother rock all babies best.
The Babe had no garment of silk and of gold,
her own mantle kept Him within a blue fold.

Rough shepherds adored Him. and kings to his stable came too.
More shepherds than kings now we carol Him here
so gather around us and lend us your ear.
Each year as the time comes we too come along,
to stand on your doorstep and sing you a song.
We sing of a baby this night born anew.
For the sake of the Baby God bless me and you.