Wine in a morning (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-07)  CPDL #52839:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-01-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 25 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2002-08-12)  CPDL #03921:     
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: Wine in a morning
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

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Original text and translations

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Wine, wine in a morning makes us frollick and gay
that like eagles we soar in the pride of the day;
Gouty sots in hte night only find a decay.

'Tis the sun ripes the grape and to drinking gives light:
We imitate him when by noon we're at height;
They steal wine who take it when he's out of sight.

Boy, fill all the glasses, fill 'em up now he shines,
The higher he rises, the more he refines;
But wine and wit palls as their maker declines.