Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Henry Phililips

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1844

Comments

Down Among the Dead Men
The Celebrated Cavalier's Song of the 16th century
Symphonies and Accompaniments by Henry Phillilps

Boston. Published by C.P. Reed 17 Tremont Row

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Abstract

Here's a health to the King, and a lasting peace,
To faction an end, to wealth increase!
Come let's drink it while we have breath,
For there's no drinking after death:
And he that will this health deny,
Down among the dead men, down among the dead men,
Down, down, down, down,
Down among the dead men let him lye.

2
In smiling Bacchus' joys I'll roll,
Deny no pleasure to my soul;
Let Bacchus' health round briskly move,
For Bacchus is a friend to Love.
And he that will this health deny,
Down among the dead men let him lye.

3
And now to Charls, to crown our joys,
Despising dull and useless toys,
Whose reign may flourish long and free,
Here's health to Charls and liberty.
Should any man this toast deny,
Down among the dead men let him lye.

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