Good fellows must go learn to dance (William Parsons I)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-21)   CPDL #53353:     
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2019-02-21).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 257 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from Oxford, Bodleian Library, MSS Mus. e. 1–5. Original pitch and note values retained. A critical commentary is appended to the score.

General Information

Title: Good fellows must go learn to dance
Composer: William Parsons I
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Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Good fellows must go learn to dance
The bridal is full near
There is a round come out of France,
The trimmest you saw two year.

For I must leap and you must hop
And we will turn all three:
the fourth must bounce it like a top
And so shall we agree.

I praye thee, minstrel, make no stop
For we must merry be.