A Fiddler and a Fuddler, a Catch (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2005-12-01)  CPDL #10298:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2005-12-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 422 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: One of three Catches on musical Themes in Three Catches from "The Catch Club or Merry Companion…". H.Purcell: A Catch by way of an Epistle, Anon.: A Fiddler and a Fuddler, H.Purcell: Upon the Viol

General Information

Title: A Fiddler and a Fuddler, a Catch

Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: 4 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1731 -

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

A fiddler and a fuddler are always together;
Like fiddle and case there was both or else neither.

United companions the like never known,
and may be compared to two parts in one.

The fiddler did fuddle and the fuddler did fiddle;
a unison sure doth unriddle the riddle.