\version "2.13.19-1" \header { title = "Lamentation over Boston" piece = "words by William Billings" composer = "William Billings (The Singing Master's Assistant, 1778)" tagline = "" } #(set-default-paper-size "legal" 'landscape) stanzaOne = \lyricmode { By the Ri -- vers of Wa -- ter -- town we sat down and wept, we wept, we wept we wept when we re -- mem -- ber'd thee O Bos -- ton, when we re -- mem -- ber'd thee, O Bos -- ton Lord God of Heav -- en, pre -- serve them de -- fend them, de -- liv -- er and re -- store them un -- to us, pre -- serve them, de -- fend them, de -- liv -- er and re -- store them un -- to us a -- gain. For -- bid it, Lord God, for -- bid, For -- bid it, Lord God, for -- bid that those who have suck -- ed Bos -- ton -- i -- an Breasts should thirst for A -- mer -- i -- can Blood. A voice was heard in Rox -- bur -- y which ec -- cho'd thro' the Con -- ti -- nent, weep -- ing, weep -- ing, weep -- ing weep -- ing, weep -- ing, weep -- ing for Bos -- ton weep -- ing for Bos- ton be -- cause of their Dan -- ger. Is Bos -- ton my dear Town, is it my na -- tive Place? for since their Ca -- lam -- i -- ty I do ear -- nest -- ly re -- mem -- ber it still! I do ear -- nest- ly, I do ear -- nest -- ly re -- mem -- ber it still. If I for -- get thee, if I for -- get thee, yea, if I do not re -- mem -- ber thee, Then let my num -- bers cease to flow, Then be my Muse un -- kind, Then let my Tongue for -- get to move and ev -- er be con -- fin'd; Let hor -- rid Jar -- gon split the Air and rive my nerves a -- sun -- der. Let hate -- ful dis -- cord greet my ear as ter -- ri -- ble as Thun -- der. Let har -- mo -- ny be ban -- ish'd hence and Con -- so -- nance de -- part; Let dis -- so -- nance e -- rect her throne and reign with -- in my Heart. } stanzaTwo = \lyricmode { By the Ri -- vers of Wa -- ter -- town we sat down and wept, we wept, we wept we wept when we re -- mem -- ber'd thee O Bos -- ton, when we re -- mem -- ber'd thee, O Bos -- ton As for our Friends, Lord God of Heav -- en, pre -- serve them de -- fend them, de -- liv -- er and re -- store them un -- to us, pre -- serve them, de -- fend them, de -- liv -- er and re -- store them un -- to us a -- gain. For -- bid it, Lord God, for -- bid, For -- bid it, Lord God, for -- bid that those who have suck -- ed Bos -- ton -- i -- an Breasts should thirst for A -- mer -- i -- can Blood. A voice was heard in Rox -- bur -- y which ec -- cho'd thro' the Con -- ti -- nent, weep -- ing, weep -- ing, weep -- ing for Bos -- ton weep -- ing for Bos -- ton weep -- ing weep -- ing for Bos -- ton be -- cause of their Dan -- ger. Is Bos -- ton my dear Town, is it my na -- tive Place? for since their Ca -- lam -- i -- ty I do ea -- nest -- ly re -- mem -- ber it still! I do ear -- nest -- ly re -- mem -- ber it still. If I for -- get thee, if I for -- get thee, yea, if I do not re -- mem -- ber thee, Then let my num -- bers cease to flow, Then be my Muse un -- kind, Then let my Tongue for -- get to move and ev -- er be con -- fin'd; Let hor -- rid Jar -- gon split the Air and rive my nerves a -- sun -- der. Let hate -- ful dis -- cord greet my ear as ter -- ri -- ble as Thun -- der. Let har -- mo -- ny be ban -- ish'd hence and Con -- so -- nance de -- part; Let dis -- so -- nance e -- rect her throne and reign with -- in my Heart. } stanzaThree = \lyricmode { By the Ri -- vers of Wa -- ter -- town we sat down and wept, we wept, we wept we wept when we re -- mem -- ber'd thee O Bos -- ton, when we re -- mem -- ber'd thee, O Bos -- ton Lord God of Heav -- en, pre -- serve them de -- fend them, de -- liv -- er and re -- store them un -- to us, pre -- serve them, de -- fend them, de -- liv -- er and re -- store them un -- to us a -- gain. For -- bid it, Lord God, for -- bid, For -- bid it, Lord God, for -- bid that those who have suck -- ed Bos -- ton -- i -- an Breasts should thirst for A -- mer -- i -- can Blood. A voice was heard in Rox -- bur -- y which ec -- cho'd thro' the Con -- ti -- nent, weep -- ing, weep -- ing, weep -- ing, weep -- ing for Bos -- ton be -- cause of their Dan -- ger, weep -- ing for Bos -- ton be -- cause of their Dan -- ger. Is Bos -- ton my dear Town, is it my na -- tive Place? for since their Ca -- lam -- i -- ty I do ear -- nest -- ly re -- mem -- ber it still! I do ear -- nest -- ly, I do ear -- nest -- ly re -- mem -- ber it still. If I for -- get thee, if I for -- get thee, yea, if I do not re -- mem -- ber thee, Then let my num -- bers cease to flow, Then be my Muse un -- kind, Then let my Tongue for -- get to move and ev -- er be con -- fin'd; Let hor -- rid Jar -- gon split the Air and rive my nerves a -- sun -- der. Let hate -- ful dis -- cord greet my ear as ter -- ri -- ble as Thun -- der. Let har -- mo -- ny be ban -- ish'd hence and Con -- so -- nance de -- part; Let dis -- so -- nance e -- rect her throne and reign with -- in my Heart. } stanzaFour = \lyricmode { By the Ri -- vers of Wa -- ter -- town we sat down and wept, we wept, we wept we wept when we re -- mem -- ber'd thee O Bos -- ton, when we re -- mem -- ber'd thee, O Bos -- ton As for our Friends, Lord God of Heav -- en, pre -- serve them de -- fend them, de -- liv -- er and re -- store them un -- to us, pre -- serve them, de -- fend them, de -- liv -- er and re -- store them un -- to us a -- gain. For they that held them in Bond -- age re -- quir'd of them to take up Arms a -- gainst their Breth -- ren For -- bid it, Lord God, for -- bid, For- bid it, Lord God, for -- bid that those who have suck -- ed Bos- ton -- i -- an Breasts should thirst for A -- mer -- i -- can Blood. A voice was heard in Rox -- bur -- y which ec -- cho'd thro' the Con -- ti -- nent weep -- ing, weep -- ing, Weep -- ing for Bos -- ton be -- cause of their Dan -- ger, weep- ing weep -- ing for Bos -- ton weep -- ing weep -- ing for Bos -- ton be -- cause of their Dan -- ger. Is Bos -- ton my dear Town, is it my na -- tive Place? for since their Ca -- lam -- i -- ty I do ear -- nest -- ly re -- mem -- ber it still! I do ear -- nest -- ly re -- mem -- ber it still. If I for -- get thee, if I for -- get thee, yea, if I do not re -- mem -- ber thee, Then let my num -- bers cease to flow, Then be my Muse un -- kind, Then let my Tongue for -- get to move and ev -- er be con -- fin'd; Let hor -- rid Jar -- gon split the Air and rive my nerves a -- sun -- der. Let hate -- ful dis -- cord greet my ear as ter -- ri -- ble as Thun -- der. Let har -- mo -- ny be ban -- ish'd hence and Con -- so -- nance de -- part; Let dis -- so -- nance e -- rect her throne and reign with -- in my Heart. } sopranoMusic = { \sacredHarpHeads \set shapeNoteStyles = ##(fa #f la fa #f la mi) \clef treble \key c \major \autoBeamOff \time 3/2 \relative a' { a1 a2 | c2 b2 a2 | e'4 e4 e2 e2 | a,4( e'4) d4( c4) b2 | \time 2/2 a1 | r2 c2 | b1 | r2 a2 | g1 | r2 c2 | b1 | r2 c2 | b4 a4 a4 e'4 | e4( d4 c4) c8[ d8] | e2 e2 | r2 c2 | b4 b4 a4 c4 | b4( a4) gis2 | a2 a2 | r1 | r1 | c2 b4 a4 | e'2 e4 e4 | e2 e8[ d8] c4 | b2 b4 b4 | c4 d8[ c8] b4 e8[ d8] | c4( d4) e4 f4 | g2 g4 g8[ f8] | e2 e8[ d8] c4 | b2 b4 b4 | c4 d4 e4 d4 | c2 b4 b4 | a2 a2 | g2 a2( | a1) | r1 | r1 | r1 | r1 | r1 | r1 | r1 | r1 | r1 | r1 | a2 c4 c4 | c1 | a2 gis2 | \time 3/2 a1 r2 | \time 2/2 c2 c4 c4 | c1 | c2 d2 | e2. e4 | e2 e4 d4 | c4 e2 d4 | c2 b4 a4 | b2. b4 | c4( d4) e8[ d8] c8[ b8] | a4 a4 gis2 | a1 | r2 a2 | a4 c4 b4 b4 | c4 d4 d4 e4 | a,4 c4 b4 c8[ a8] | b4 g4 g2 | c4.( d8 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\sopranoMusic } \new Lyrics \lyricsto "one" \stanzaOne \new Voice = "two" { \altoMusic } \new Lyrics \lyricsto "two" \stanzaTwo << >> \new Voice = "three" { \tenorMusic } \new Lyrics \lyricsto "three" \stanzaThree \new Voice = "four" { \bassMusic } \new Lyrics \lyricsto "four" \stanzaFour >> \layout { indent = 0 \cm firstpagenumber = no papersize = legal } }