- Smith, David Stanley
Quartet No. 6 in C Major, Op. 71.
Society for the Publication of American Music; Carl Fischer , New York, 1937, Wraps, , , Very Good
47 pp. Score. Society for the Publication of American Music. (S.P.A.M. 40) Eighteenth Season 1936-37; Published for the Society by Carl Fischer, New York, copyright 1937. Some tanning to extremities and in gutter. VG. List of the societies publications on back of wraps. Dedicated to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. Smith studied at Yale with Horatio Parker at the same time as Charles Ives and after studying with Ludwig Thuile and Vincent d'Indy succeeded Parker at Yale.
SONG: from 'She Stoops to Conquer'
LET school-masters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning; Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives 'genus' a better discerning. Let them brag of their heathenish gods, Their Lethes, their Styxes, and Stygians: Their Quis, and their Quaes, and their Quods, They're all but a parcel of Pigeons. Toroddle, toroddle, toroll. When Methodist preachers come down A-preaching that drinking is sinful, I'll wager the rascals a crown They always preach best with a skinful. But when you come down with your pence, For a slice of their scurvy religion, I'll leave it to all men of sense, But you, my good friend, are the pigeon. Toroddle, toroddle, toroll. Then come, put the jorum about, And let us be merry and clever; Our hearts and our liquors are stout; Here's the Three Jolly Pigeons for ever. Let some cry up woodcock or hare, Your bustards, your ducks, and your widgeons; But of all the birds in the air, Here's a health to the Three Jolly Pigeons. Toroddle, toroddle, toroll.Oliver Goldsmith [1730?–1774]