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  • Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day

    Christmas at King's*

    Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day wurde 1833 erstmals veröffentlicht. In ihm beschreibt Jesus sein Leben als Tanz.

    Neben der bekanntesten Version von John Gardner gibt es viele weitere Vertonungen bekannter Komponisten wie Andrew Carter, Ronald Corp, Jack Gibbons, Jamie W. Hall, Gustav Holst, John Rutter, Philip Stopford, Igor Stravinsky, David Willcocks etc.

    Liedtext: Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day;

    I would my true love did so chance

    To see the legend of my play,

    To call my true love to my dance;


    Sing, oh! my love, oh! my love, my love, my love,

    This have I done for my true love.

    Then was I born of a virgin pure,

    Of her I took fleshly substance

    Thus was I knit to man's nature

    To call my true love to my dance.


    In a Manger laid, and wrapped I was

    So very poor, this was my chance

    Between an ox and a silly poor ass

    To call my true love to my dance.


    Then afterwards baptized I was;

    The Holy Ghost on me did glance,

    My Fatherís voice heard I from above,

    To call my true love to my dance.


    Into the desert I was led,

    Where I fasted without substance;

    The Devil bade me make stones my bread,

    To have me break my true love's dance.


    The Jews on me they made great suit,

    And with me made great variance,

    Because they loved darkness rather than light,

    To call my true love to my dance.


    For thirty pence Judas me sold,

    His covetousness for to advance:

    Mark whom I kiss, the same do hold!

    The same is he shall lead the dance.


    Before Pilate the Jews me brought,

    Where Barabbas had deliverance;

    They scourged me and set me at nought,

    Judged me to die to lead the dance.


    Then on the cross hanged I was,

    Where a spear my heart did glance;

    There issued forth both water and blood,

    To call my true love to my dance.


    Then down to hell I took my way

    For my true love's deliverance,

    And rose again on the third day,

    Up to my true love and the dance.


    Then up to heaven I did ascend,

    Where now I dwell in sure substance

    On the right hand of God, that man

    May come unto the general dance.


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