Pox on you for a fop, Z 269 (Henry Purcell)
- (Posted 2019-05-23) CPDL #54302:
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2019-05-23). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: Pox on you for a fop, Z 268
Composer: Henry Purcell
First published: 1700 in Second Book of the Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh)
Description: One of Purcell's obscene catches, which contains imitations of belching noises.
Original text and translations
Pox on you for a Fop, your Stomach too queasy.
Cannot I Belch and Fart, you Coxcomb, to ease me?
What if I let fly in your Face, and shall please ye?
Fogh, fogh, how sour he smells, now he's at it again;
Out ye Beast, I never met so nasty a Man.
I'm not able to bear it. What the Devil d'ye mean?
No less than a Caesar decree'd with great reason,
No restraint should be laid on the Bum or the Weason,
For Belching and Farting were always in season.