I lay with an old man (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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Editors: Greg Lindahl and Bernard Roth (submitted 2001-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 130 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: I lay with an old man
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: 4 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Melismata, no. 10
Description: One voice only.

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Original text and translations

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I lay with an old man all the night,
I turned to him and he to me,
hee could not doe so well as hee might,
but he would faine,
but it would not bee.