Merry Peg (Henry Harington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-08-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Merry Peg
Composer: Henry Harington

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800

Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Description: Songs, duets and other compositions by Doctor Harington of Bath never before published. Studio fallente laborem. London. Printed for the author & sold by the engraver E. Riley No. 8 Strand J. Preston No. 97 Strand Lintern's Bath &c. 1800.

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Original text and translations

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I gave her pig and I gave her pie
and I gave her punch and perry,
and Peggy grew merry,
grew wonderful merry.

I pledged her twice
and she pledged me thrice,
and at last we both were merry.

She prattled and tattled,
her little tongue never was weary,
I gave her pig and I gave her pie
and I thought she would never be weary.