An old epitaph (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-08)  CPDL #69629:       
Editor: Pierre Bacquet (submitted 2022-06-08).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: An old epitaph
Composer: Henry Purcell
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: OtherCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Under this stone lies Gabriel Jones,
in the year of our Lord one thousand and one.
Cover his head with turf or stone,
'tis all one, 'tis all one, with turf or stone, 'tis all one.
Pray for the soul of gentle John,
if you please, you may, or let it alone, 'tis all one.