The Housemaids (Lord Mornington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-12-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 67 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Housemaids
Composer: Lord Mornington

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1777

Description: This catch gained a prize medal from the Catch Club in 1777.

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Original text and translations

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As Dolly and Nan were sweeping a room
The handle fell out of Dolly's broom,
"Take it up you foolish wench" says Nan,
"And thrust it in again as hard as you can",
"Hold, hold", cried John, "You're a silly pair,
Here's a better that will fit it to a hair".