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Irish Wren Songfor two-part chorus & piano
Text: English (Traditional)
Duration: 1'30''
Difficulty: 2/5

A part song by the eminent English choral composer Herbert Howells.

The wren, the wren, the king of the birds
Saint Stephen's day was caught in a furze,
Altho' he's little, his family's great,
I pray, landlady, you'll give us a treat.

Sing overem, overem, drolleen;
Sing overem, overem, drolleen,
Sing overem, over, chitimicore, hebemegola tambereen.

It is the wren as you may see,
'Tis guarded in a holly tree,
A bunch of ribands by his side,
And so many boys to be his guide.

Sing overem, overem, drolleen...

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