The Singing Club (Thomas Arne)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-08-20). Score information: A4, 15 pages, 162 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: The Singing Club
Composer: Thomas Arne
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composer
Description: A catch noteworthy for being for five voices.
Original text and translations
Do, re mi, fa, sol, la,
La, sol, fa, mi, re, do, do, fa.
For shame Sir, in charity, gargle your throat.
The raven ne'er croak'd so horrid a note.
O charming, soothing, bravo by Jove,
That ravishing note wakes the passion of love.
Poor fellow, when first he made singing his choice
He was cut for the simplet, instead of his voice.