The Housemaids (Lord Mornington)
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Title: The Housemaids
Composer: Lord Mornington
First published: 1777
Description: This catch gained a prize medal from the Catch Club in 1777.
Original text and translations
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".