Song of the pedlar (Charles L. Williams)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-18)  CPDL #78321:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-18).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 497 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2022-11-30)  CPDL #71721:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-11-30).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: version for SSA chorus and Piano by the composer.
  • (Posted 2022-05-25)  CPDL #69358:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-25).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 205 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: ATBB version. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2021-10-21)  CPDL #66328:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-10-21).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 187 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SATB version. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Song of the pedlar
Composer: Charles L. Williams
Lyricist: William Shakespeare
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATBB
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularPartsongGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1890 THe Orpheus (New series) no.224
    2nd published: 1906 Novello's Part-Song Book no.1006

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Will you buy any tape,
Or lace for your cape,
My dainty duck, my dear-a?
⁠Will you buy any thread.
⁠Any toys for your head
Of the new'st and finest wear-a?
⁠Come to the pedlar;
⁠Money's but a medler,
That doth utter all men's ware.
Fa la la la la.