The cab catch (Alfred James Caldicott)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-29)  CPDL #69445:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-29).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The cab catch
Composer: Alfred James Caldicott
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1891 The Orpheus (New series) no.227
Description: This Catch is arranged so that, after the entry of the third and fourth parts, the voices appear to be calling 'Cab', 'Omnibus', 'Cart', 'Hansom', 'Four-wheeler', 'Growler' and so on.

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Original text and translations

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My dear little doggy is dead, poor soul,
And a wheelbarrow carted him off to a hole,
What folks call a handsome old dog he was not,
For an omnibus curtailed what tail he had got.
He isn't all there, for the tip of his tail
"In Memoriam" hangs from a brass-headed nail,
And for weal or for woe, the whelp of "Old Towler"
Is stuffed in a cabinet, labelled "Growler."