To Anacreon in Heaven
.music by John Stafford Smith
   lyrics by Ralph Tomlinson

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To Anacreon in Heav'n,
Where he sat in full glee,
A few Sons of Harmony
Sent a petition
That he their Inspirer
And Patron would be;
When this answer arrived
From the Jolly Old Grecian:
"Voice, Fiddle, and Flute,
No longer be mute,
I'll lend you my name
And inspire you to boot,
And besides I'll instruct you,
Like me, to entwine
The Myrtle of Venus
With Bacchus's Vine."