I pray good Mother (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2001-06-06)  CPDL #02758:  Network.png
Editors: Greg Lindahl and Bernard Roth (submitted 2001-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: I pray good Mother
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Melismata, no. 8
Description: One voice only.

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Original text and translations

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I pray you good Mother,
giue me leaue to play with little John,
to make his bed, ande combe his heed,
and come againe anon,
or else beste me as you thinke good,
for I loue John alone.