EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
COME-ON, COME-ON, (2h)YOU KISS-FIST MUSIC.
COME-ON, COME-ON, GROUP-TOGETHER.
VOICE SHOULD UP++. GET LUTE, VIOLIN, RECORDER.
CELEBRATE TODAY QUEEN BIRTHDAY.
PAST QUEEN BORN, MEAN GOD BLESS US.
CELEBRATE SHOULD FANCY, SHOULD ADVANCED.
APPROPRIATE WE DO-UP PROUD.
ALLOW, PLEASE ALLOW US GO-AHEAD
HONOR QUEEN LIKE LONG-AGO.
||: #DO-DO? LOOK-AROUND COPY"each" NATURE.
WORLD REJOICE, WELCOME TODAY.
FOREST SWAY, RIVER WEND.
VALLEY SHAKE, HILL REFLECT.
LAND FRIENDLY, (2h)#ALL COOPERATE.
NOW HAPPY TIME alt.INVITE. :||
GOD RULE ART, INSPIRE OUR WORK.
OUR DUTY CAN ALSO THRILL US.
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Notes: COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
(2h)YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
KISS-FIST - "love to do something" [S], PO down, FO > NDS, kiss fist and drasw it away rapidly.
GROUP-TOGETHER - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs away, hands are brought together as if pushing people/things together into a group.
UP++ - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, hands bend upwards at wrists repeatedly while rising with each bend.
LUTE - Mime playing a "guitar" only with the NDH closer to the body.
RECORDER - Mime playing a "clarinet" only shorter.
PAST - [B], PO over shoulder, FO up, nods at wrist.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
DO-UP - (2h)[5:], POs down, FOs away, circle in a plane parallel to the chest and move upwards as if doing much to be ready.
GO-AHEAD - (2h)[B^ dot], POs ><, FOs away, move forward in a jerk.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
SWAY - (2h), POs ><, FOs up, are held and move like swaying trees.
WEND - At the end of RIVER, the wg fingers continue in a wavey pattern.
SHAKE - (2h)[S], PO down, FO away, move antisymmetrically from side to side while mouthing "pow".
REFLECT - [O^], PO away, FOs up, is brought to [B], PO away, FO up, and reflects off it while opening to .
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
DUTY - D-WORK.
Come, come, ye Sons of Art
Come, come away,
Tune all your voices and instruments play
To celebrate this triumphant day.
The day that such a blessing gave
No common festival should be.
What it justly seems to crave,
Grant, oh grant, and let it have
The honour of a jubilee.
||: Thus Nature, rejoicing, has shown us the way,
With innocent revels to welcome the day.
The tuneful grove and talking rill
The laughing vale, replying hill
With charming harmony unite
This happy season to invite. :||
What the Graces require and the Muses inspire
Is at once our delight and our duty to pay.
To hear the music (without words), go to Come, ye sons and click on "Come, come ye Sons of Art".