A Belman's Song (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • CPDL #31992:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2014-05-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 135 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Error noted: tenor's last note in bar 3 should presumably be C rather than B. (The editor, Andreas Stenberg, is uncontactable because his email address has apparently lapsed.) - Mick Swithinbank
  • CPDL #00363:  IMSLP1.png
Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 1999-05-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scroll down to 13. A Belmans Song.

General Information

Title: A Belman's Song
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: MxEnsAcc

First published: 1611 in Melismata, no. 13

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Original text and translations

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Maides to bed, and couer coale,
Let the Mouse Out of her hole.
Crickets in the Chimney sing,
Whil'st the little Bell doth ring.
If fast asleepe, who can tell
When the Clapper hits the Bell.