Bill of fare (Karl Merz)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-02-07).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 721 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Bill of fare
Composer: Karl Merz
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: ca. 1875 J. Fischer & Bro.

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Original text and translations

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At your service, Ladies! Gents!
Each will get for what she sends.
Enough for all! pray, tell your choice,
Order, Ladies! Order, Gents!
Turtle soup and turkey boiled,
Lobster sauce and chicken fried,
Roasted goose, or mutton steaks,
Oysters stewed, or flannel cakes.
Chicken salad, leg of lamb,
Fried potatoes, Roasted ham,
Oysters pickled, Cabbage boiled,
Apple dumplings, Pigeons boiled.
Beef steak, salmon, onion sauce,
Roast beef, pork, and codfish balls,
Spinach, lettuce, radishes,
Om’let, tongue, or sausages.
Apple pie or batter cakes,
Custard cold or scrambled eggs,
Salmon rolled or oysters fried,
Watermelon, cherries dried,
Orange cream or marmalade,
Gingerbread this morning made,
Coffee, tea, or lady cake.
Ladies! Gents! What will you take?