My Lady's coachman John, Z 260 (Henry Purcell)
- (Posted 2017-07-11) CPDL #45391:
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-11). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: My Lady's coachman John, Z 260
Composer: Henry Purcell
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
My Lady's coachman John, be'ng married to her Maid,
Her Ladyship did hear on't and to him thus she said:
"I never had a wench so handsome in my life;
I prithee therefore tell me, how got you such a wife?"
John star'd her in the face and answered very blunt:
"E'en as my Lord got you." "How's that?" "Why, by the ——."