Here's a health (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2002-08-12)  CPDL #03923:     
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 280 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: From a collection of Drinking songs

General Information

Title: Here's a health
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Z 252 in the Zimmerman catalogue.

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Here's a health, a health,
pray let it pass about.
A health that ne'er shall cease till all our wine is out;
Therefore drink away, and never let it stand,
But ply it closely round, from hand to hand.
And eagerly and bravely with courage thus persue it.
For tis a health, a health to honest ruddy Roger Hewett.