My master is so wise (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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Editors: Greg Lindahl and Bernard Roth (submitted 2001-06-06).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: One voice only.

General Information

Title: My master is so wise
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Melismata, no. 12

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Original text and translations

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My master is so wise
that hee’s proceceded witt all,
my Mistris is a foole
and yet tis the most getall.
Let the Usurer cram him in interest that excel,
their pits enough to damme him before he goes to hell.
Where care he come, theirs some.