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Lyr/Tune Req: Sir Donkey? / Orientis Partibus

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MMario 13 Dec 99 - 02:59 PM
T in Oklahome (Okiemockbird) 14 Dec 99 - 02:08 PM
Okiemockbird 15 Dec 99 - 09:40 AM
MMario 15 Dec 99 - 09:51 AM
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Subject: sir donkey?
From: MMario
Date: 13 Dec 99 - 02:59 PM

Does anyone know lyrics and tune for this? I found a reference to it in a n old thread regarding Christmas Songs, and found reference to it on a web site regarding religious festivals in the 1400's, but only one verse and no tune.....

From Oriental country came
A lordly ass of highest fame,
So beautiful, so strong and trim,
No burden was too great for him.
Hail, Sir Donkey, hail.

MMario


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Subject: RE: sir donkey?
From: T in Oklahome (Okiemockbird)
Date: 14 Dec 99 - 02:08 PM

The usual tune to those words is Orientis Partibus, which can be found in a number of church hymnals. The words "Conquering kings their titles take from the kings they captive make" were once set to it.

The original latin words (one version, anyhow) are:

Orientis partibus
adventavit asinus
pulcher et fortissimus
sarcinis aptissimus
Hez! sir asne hez!

T.


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Subject: RE: sir donkey?
From: Okiemockbird
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 09:40 AM

At http://ingeb.org/spiritua/christth.html is what claims to be a link to a midi file of the melody, though I haven't myself followed this link. T.


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Subject: RE: sir donkey?
From: MMario
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 09:51 AM

Thank you!


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