The Quaker's catch (Felice Giardini)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-08-27).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition comprises a modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialized format. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Quaker's catch, The
Composer: Felice Giardini

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: A fair, but not wholly convincing, attempt at an essentially English catch by a naturalised Italian.

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Original text and translations

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Tis strange, Sister Ruth, that the spirit within
Should set you a-preaching and tempt me to sin.
When you mutter and groan and cry, Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!
Sure, you feel some emotions in the regions below.
For whene'er I breathe short, sigh and lift up my eyes,
The spirit then moves me all the time 'twixt my thighs.