Tom Jolly's nose (Henry Aldrich)

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  • (Posted 2002-08-12)  CPDL #03924:     
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: Tom Jolly's Nose
Composer: Henry Aldrich

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Tom Jolly’s nose I mean to abuse:
Thy jolly nose, Tom, provokes my muse;
thy nose, jolly Tom, that shines so bright,
I’ll easily follow it by its own light;
Thy nose, Tom Jolly, no jest it will bear,
Although it yields matter enough and to spare;
But jolly Tom’s nose, for all he can do,
Breeds worms in itself,
and in our heads too!
Tom’s nose, jolly Tom’s nose,
The more it is banter’d, the more it glows;
Then drink to Tom Jolly a cooling glass,
or jolly Tom’s nose will fire his face!