David Solomons

singer, one-man choir, guitarist and composer

It was a lover and his lass - a modern madrigal for men's voices TTBarB

SM-000266343
Composer
David W Solomons
Lyricist
David W Solomons
Publisher
David W Solomons
Genre
Classical / Choral music
Instrumentation
Male choir: Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Scored for
Choir
Type of score
Vocal score
Duration
1'40"
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2016

Description
A jolly parody of Shakespeare's song by the same name but using my Bell Dance as the melody to represent mobile phones
(or cell phones as they say in the USA).
These pretty city folk walk down supermarket aisles chatting to each other on their mobile phones instead of the green corn fields of Shakespeare's original.

The sound sample here is an electronic preview, but a performance of a higher version performed by the Composer's Choir can be found at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV3epCprfLM

Ring ding dong ring ding dong

It was a lover and his lass in the spring time
that through the city streets did pass in this ring time
calling each other every minute or two
and texting in case they couldn't get through
oh hearken to the lovers in the spring time!

Between the supermarket aisles while they're shopping
these pretty city folk would chat without stopping
vainly the birds are welcoming spring with their song
they'll wear themselves out e'er very long
while lads and lasses never tire of ringing!

Then one day when Romeo must text his Julietta
just to say I luv ya yeah I luv ya so much
but then she rings back to tell him that it's all over
she's met a nicer lad from Folkestone or Dover
(It's all over it's all over lad from Dover)

so he just rings to all of his pals and calls her a slag!



and all the people on the tram hear the show while
our pretty city folk live all on their mobile
then suddenly the battery's flat as a skate
and Romeo can not ring his mate
he's sorry that he called her "slag" in spring time
he can't ring her he can't ring his Julietta
sorry now in spring.

Upload date
02 Dec 2016

Price

Sheet music file
10.00 USD
PDF, 227.7 Kb (7 p.)

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