Hey downe a downe (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • CPDL #00356:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-08-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 24 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hey downe a downe
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1609 in Pammelia, No. 13.
     2. Published: 1609 in Deuteromelia.

Description: This work is very similar to Michael Praetorius' "Fuga à 3", published 1612.

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Original text and translations

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Hey down a down, behold and see,
what song is this, or how may this be,
three parts in one: Sing all after me
with hey down down a down
troll the berry drink and be merry.