Jack Thou'rt a Toper, Z 574/10 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: Joshua Stutter (submitted 2021-10-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Jack Thou'rt a Toper, Z574/10
Composer: Henry Purcell
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

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Original text and translations

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Jack thou’rt a toper,
let’s have t’other quart,
ring, we’re so sober,
’twere a shame to part,

None but a cuckold,
bullied by his wife
for coming late,
fears a domestic strife,

I’m free, and so are you
to call and knock boldly
though watchmen cry,
“Past two o’clock!”