Click here to listen to a sample

Quick! We Have But A Second

Text: Thomas Moore
Music: Traditional Irish Air/arr. Charles V. Stanford/ed. John Rutter
Published: Hinshaw Music

Quick! We have but a second,
Fill round the cup while you may:
For Time, the churl, hath beckon’d,
And we must away, away!
Grasp the pleasure that’s flying,
For Oh! Not Orpheus’ strain
Could keep sweet hours from dying,
Or charm them to life again.

Refrain:
Quick! We have but a second,
Fill round the cup while you may:
For Time, the churl, hath beckon’d,
And we must away, away!

See the glass how it flushes,
Like some young Hebe’s lip,
And half meets thine, and blushes
That thou should delay to sip
Shame, Oh, shame unto thee
If e’er thou see that day
When a cup or lip shall woo thee,
And turn untouch’d away.
Refrain


Home | About Us | Members | Hire Us | Recordings | Pictures | Auditions | Contact Us