One industrious insect, Z 266 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-21)   CPDL #54288:     
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2019-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: One industrious insect, Z 266
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Mr. Tomlinsoncreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Description: A catch on the the name of Anthony Hall, keeper of the Mermaid Tavern in Oxford.

Original text and translations

English.png English text

One industrious Insect, and the sweetness of th'other,
Is the Christian Name of our well-belov'd Brother;

His Surname the Room where the Fire's in the middle,
And some say he plays very well on the Fiddle;

The Sign he hangs out is half Flesh, and half Fish,
And he sells as true Wine as good Fellows can wish.