Once, Twice, Thrice, I Julia try'd, Z 265 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-13)   CPDL #45428:     
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-13).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Once, Twice, Thrice, I Julia try'd, Z 265
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: c. 1700

Description: One of Purcell's obscene catches. From The Second Book of the Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).

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Original text and translations

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Once, Twice, Thrice, I Julia try'd,
The scornful Puss as oft deny'd,

And since I can no better thrive,
I'll cringe to ne'er a Bitch alive:

So kiss my Arse, disdainful Sow,
Good Claret is my Mistress now.