Celia Learning on the Spinnet (John Isum)

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  • (Posted 2021-10-20)  CPDL #66300:  Network.png Network.png
Editor: Joshua Stutter (submitted 2021-10-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2005-11-29)  CPDL #10269:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2005-11-29).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 330 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: One of three different catches from the Catch club 1710.

General Information

Title: Celia Learning on the Spinnet
Composer: John Isum

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1710

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Original text and translations

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When Cilia was Learning on the Spinnet to play,
her Tutor stood by her to show her,
to show her the way:

She shook not the' Note, which angred him much,
and made him, and made him cry:
"Zounds 'tis a long prick,
a long prick'd
Note you touch!"