New oysters new (Thomas Ravenscroft)
- Editor: Greg Lindahl (submitted 2001-06-05). Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: One voice only
Title: New oysters new
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Published: 1609 in Pammelia, No. 11.
Original text and translations
New oysters, new.
Have you any wood to cleave?
What kitchen stuff have you, maids?
New oysters, new oysters,
new walefleet oysters,
at a groat a pecke,
each oyster worth two pence,
fetch us bread and wine that we may eate,
let us lose no time with such good meat,
a banquet for a prince.