Good statesmen need not only wit (Thomas Arne)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 43 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1775 in Warren's Collection of vocal harmony
Original text and translations
Good statesmen need not only wit,
But Argus' eyes to see;
For here's a hit and there's a hit,
But where can you hit me?
This nought impairs their high renown
Tho', like true women's men,
They're in and out and up and down,
And in and out again.