A Man who would woo a fair Maid (Peter C. Lutkin)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-10)  CPDL #77196:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-10).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 188 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A Man who would woo a fair Maid
Composer: Peter C. Lutkin
Lyricist: William Schwenck Gilbert
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1915 Silver, Burdett and Company

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Original text and translations

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A man who would woo a fair maid,
Should ’prentice himself to the trade;
And study all day,
In methodical way,
How to flatter, cajole and persuade.

He should ’prentice himself at fourteen,
And practise from morning to e’en;
And when he’s of age,
If he will, I’ll engage,
He may capture the heart of a queen!

It is purely a matter of skill,
Which all may attain if they will:
But every Jack
He must study the knack
If he wants to make sure of his Jill!

From The Yeomen of the Guard