Epitaph on Sir John Calf (John Wall Callcott)
- (Posted 2008-06-15) CPDL #18050:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2008-06-15). Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
Title: Epitaph on Sir John Calf
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Original text and translations
All people now in your behalf
think of the fate of Sir John Calf.
O cruel death, more cunning than a fox,
that would not let this Calf live til he became an ox.
Oh that might have eaten both brambles and thorns
and when he came to his father’s years
he might have worn the horns.