The lass of Richmond hill (James Hook)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-27)  CPDL #59373:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-06-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATB version. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Arranger: Henry David Leslie
  • (Posted 2018-05-01)  CPDL #49512:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2018-05-01).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SATB version. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition comprises Hook's much-loved song (see CPDL #17936: ) recast by Henry Leslie for use by glee clubs, madrigal societies and the like.
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Arranger: Henry David Leslie
  • (Posted 2008-08-20)  CPDL #17936:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2008-08-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Tenor solo version. Piano accompaniment realised by William Alexander Barrett.

General Information

Title: The Lass of Richmond Hill
Composer: James Hook
Lyricist: Leonard McNally

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or Tenor solo
Genre: SecularArt songGlee

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella, or piano

First published: 1790
  2nd published: 1885 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 18, no. 501

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Original text and translations

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1  On Richmond Hill there lives a lass
More bright than May-day morn,
Whose charms all other maids' surpass
A rose without a thorn.
R:  This lass so neat, with smiles so sweet
Has won my right goodwill,
I'd crowns resign to call thee mine,
Sweet lass of The Lass of Richmond Hill.

2  Ye zephyrs gay that fan the air
And wanton thro' the grove,
O whisper to my charming fair,
"I die for her I love."
R: 
3  How happy will the shepherd be,
Who calls this nymph his own,
O may her choice be fixed on me,
Mine’s fixed on her alone.

R: