Oh doctor, I'm terrified (Anonymous)

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  • CPDL #28606:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2013-03-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Oh doctor, I'm terrified
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: A 3 part catch. Very lewd, which possibly explains why the composer did not put his name to it.

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Original text and translations

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Oh doctor, I'm terrified out of my wits.
Poor Nancy, my daughter, is fallen into fits,
but you are come, are come just in the nick,
dear doctor, you're come just in the nick.

The first step in cases like this,
to be sure is breathing a vein.
I'll engage for the cure if you'll
let me but give her a prick.

Dear doctor make haste,
dear doctor there's no time to be lost.
To cure her we'll spare neither trouble no cost,
but whatever you do, do it quick.