When Bibo thought fit (John Travers)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-09-25).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: When Bibo thought fit
Composer: John Travers

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: One of Travers's popular two-part canzonets arranged by Joseph Corfe, a fellow Gentleman of the Chapel Royal of a later generation, for use in the glee club repertoire.

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Original text and translations

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When Bibo thought fit from the world to retreat,
As full of champagne as an egg's full of meat,
He wak'd in the boat, and to Charon he said,
He would be row'd back for he was not yet dead:
"Trim the boat and sit quiet", stern Charon replied,
"You may have forgot you was drunk when you died".