The thirsty vampires (William Hayes)

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  • (Posted 2009-10-21)  CPDL #20382:         
Editor: Christoph Lahme (submitted 2009-10-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Thirsty Vampires
Composer: William Hayes

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1765 in Oxford

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Original text and translations

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The thirsty Vampires, some believe,
Their Graves can pierce and Coffins leave,
To suck poor Mortals dry.

If I’ve the Luck to drink when dead,
My Liquor shan’t be Blood tho’ red.

The Juice of Grapes best suits to me,
To some huge Cask of Wine I’ll be,
I’ll be a Vampire when I dye.