He that will an ale-house keepe (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2002-08-12)  CPDL #03910:   
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 280 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: From a collection of Drinking songs, #15
  • (Posted 1999-08-10)  CPDL #00365:     
Editor: Greg Lindahl (submitted 1999-08-10).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: #15

General Information

Title: He that will an Ale-House Keepe
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Melismata, no. 15

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

He, that will an ale-house keepe,
must have three things in store.
Chamber and feather bed,
a chimney and a hey nony nony no.