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Article # 41
Entered Apprentice's Song

Author: Bro.Matthew Birkhead    Posted on: Tuesday, August 27, 2002
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THE ENTERED APPRENTICE

THE ENTERED APPRENTICE’S SONG

1.. . . .Solo

Come, let us prepare; We brothers that are,

Meet together on happy occasion;

Let’s drink, laugh and sing; Our Wine has a Spring;

Here’s a health to an Accepted Mason.

Chorus:

Let’s drink, laugh and sing: Our Wine has a Spring,

Here’s a health to an Accepted Mason.

2. Solo:

The world is in pain our secrets to gain,

But still let them wonder and gaze on;

‘Til they are shown the Light; They ‘ll ne’er know

The Right Word or sign of an Accepted Mason.

Chorus: ‘Til they ‘re shown the Light, They ‘ll ne’er know

the Right Word or Sign of an Accepted Mason.

3./Solo: ‘Tis this and ‘tis that, they cannot tell what,

Why so many great Men of the Nation,

Should Aprons put on, To make themselves one,

With a Free or an Accepted Mason.

Chorus: Should aprons put on, To make themselves one

With a Free or an Accepted Mason


4. Solo: Great Kings, Dukes and Lords have lived by their swords,

This our Mist’ry to put a good grace on;

And ne’er been ashamed to hear themselves named

With a Free or an Accepted Mason.

Chorus: And ne’er been ashamed to hear themselves named

With a Free or an Accepted Mason.

5. Solo: Antiquity’s pride we have on our side,

It makes each man just,in his station,

There’s naught but what’s good to be understood

By a Free or an Accepted Mason.

Chorus: There’s naught but what’s good to be understood

By a Free or an Accepted Mason.

6. Solo: We ‘re true and sincere, we ‘re just to the Fair;

They ‘ll trust us on any occasion,

No mortal can more the ladies adore

Than a Free and an Accepted Mason.

All standing and joining hands, right over left.

7. Solo:

Then joyn hand in hand, T’ ‘each other firm stand;

Let’s be merry and put a bright face on:

What mortal can boast so noble a toast

As a Free or an Accepted Mason.

Chorus:

What mortal can boast so noble a toast

As a Free or an Accepted Mason

Bro.Mukul Patel,who has forwarded this poem was initiated in Lodge Golden Pagoda (No.195) Mumbai. He is at present a M.M of that Lodge He is a good ritualist and takes keen interest in Masonic Research and Education. He has sent this song for being posted. We thank him. Bro.Oscar Gonzalez Cavada of Chile, has sent the information posted hereunder.The song was composed by Bro.Matthew Birkhead. This song is found in Anderson Constitution of 1723 at page 84. Pages 84 and 90 contain the Text as well as the Musical Notes.We thank Bro.Oscar Gonzalez Cavada for forwarding to us the correct information. We stand corrected and apologise for the error.


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acreddi wrote on Monday, November 04, 2002:

Subject: Bro Mukul

It isnice to see Bro Mukul's posting. I have seen him doing the ritual in Lodge Golden Pagoda. It was sight dear to every mason. I wish more and more brethern take interest like Bro Mukul on masonic matters outside the Lodge. Best wishes, Bro Mukul



wluebbert wrote on Friday, December 05, 2003:

Subject: Entered Apprentice's Song

If anyone knows of a web site that has the actual musical notes to be played for this song, would you please email that information.



christo wrote on Thursday, February 23, 2006:

Subject: the score

http://www.cumbwestmasons.co.uk/pdf/entered_apprentice.pdf Is there any masonic music, composed by Brethren from India?



Oscargc wrote on Sunday, February 25, 2007:

Subject: Author of the Song

Bro Mukul's is not author of the song "Enterd'd 'Prentices Song". For text and musical notes, please, go to "Anderson's Constitution of 1723", p. 84 and p. 90.(!!) The author is Brother Matthew Birkhead.



bienvenue wrote on Monday, October 01, 2007:

Subject: Entered Apprentice's Song - score

wluebbert wrote on Friday, December 05, 2003: If anyone knows of a web site that has the actual musical notes to be played for this song, would you please email that information. See : http://chansmac.ifrance.com/docs/Anders1.html



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