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Let Union Be

from Himself by Patrick Rose

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A song about enjoying company and drinking, as well as other events. There are opinions that it was a Grange song (with the chorus “Let union be in all our farms, let all our farms be joined as one”), but I’ve seen no evidence as such. I'm joined by Vikki Fielden.


Come on, lads, and let's be jolly
Drive away all melancholy,
For, to grieve it would be folly
When we are together

Let union be in all our hearts,
Let all our hearts be joined as one.
We'll end the day as we begun,
We'll end it all in pleasure
Whack-for-a-lol-lol, too-ra-lie-roe
Whack-for-a-lol-lol, too-ra-lie-roe
Whack-for-a-lol-lol, too-ra-lie-roe
When we are together

King Solomon, in all his glory,
Told each wife a different story,
Of the things that we delight in,
When we are together

Eating, drinking they're quite charming,
Smoking, piping there's no harm in,
All these things we do delight in
When we are together

Grab the bottle as it passes,
Do not fail to fill your glasses.
Water drinkers are all lasses,
When we are together

Cease your quarreling, cease your fighting,
Evil thinking and backbiting.
All these things take no delight in,
When we are together


from Himself, released November 8, 2011
Patrick Rose: Voice
Vikki Fielden: Harmony




Patrick Rose Sheffield, UK

Patrick Rose does folk style acoustic music in between learning about Computer Science and Maths, and occasionally running How To Play

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