He that drinks is immortal (Henry Purcell)

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General Information

Title: He that drinks is immortal
Composer: Henry Purcell

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: From a collection of Drinking songs

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Original text and translations

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He that drinks is immortal,
he that drinks is immortal,
and can never decay,
For wine still supplies,
for wine still supplies
what age wears away.
How can he be dust,
how can he be dust
that moistens his clay?