Five Reasons (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 280 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
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General Information

Title: Five Reasons
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: From a collection of Drinking songs.

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Original text and translations

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If all be true that I do think,
there are five reasons,
there are five reasons we should drink:
Good wine, a friend, or being dry,
Or lest we should be, by and by;
Or any other reason, or any other reason,
Or any other reason why, any reason why!