To thee, to thee and to a Maid, Z 283 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-11)  CPDL #45408:     
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: To thee, to thee and to a Maid, Z 283
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: One of Purcell's obscene catches. From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

To thee, to thee and to a Maid
That kindly will upon her Back be laid,

And laugh, and sing, and kiss, and play,
And wanton out a summer's day:

Such, such a Lass, kind friend, and Drinking,
Give me, great Jove, and damn the Thinking.