Of all the birds that ever I see (Thomas Ravenscroft)
- Editor: Gordon J. Callon (submitted 1999-03-15). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 131 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Of all the birds that ever I see
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Published: 1609 in Deuteromelia, No. 7.
Original text and translations
Of all the birds that ever I see,
the Owl is the fairest in her degree,
For all the day long she sits in a tree,
and when the night comes, away flies she,
Te whit, te who, to whom drinks thou?
Sir knave to thou,
This song is well sung, I make you a vow,
and he is a knave that drinketh now.
Nose, nose, nose,
and who gave mee that jolly red nose?
Cinamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, and cloves,
and that gave thee thy jolly red nose.