Full bags, a brisk Bottle, Z 249 (Henry Purcell)
- (Posted 2017-07-11) CPDL #45411:
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-11). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: c. 1700
Description: One of Purcell's obscene catches. From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Original text and translations
Full Bags, a brisk Bottle, and a Beautiful Face,
Are the three greatest Blessings poor Mortals embrace,
But alas, we grow Muckworms if Bags do but fill,
And a bonny gay Dame often ends in a Pill:
Then hey for brisk Claret, whose Pleasures ne'er waste,
By a Bumper we're rich, and by two we are chaste.