Tinking Tom was an honest man (Samuel Akeroyd)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-08-27).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Tinking Tom was an honest man
Composer: Samuel Akeroyd

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT

Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Lyrics: Anon Description: 

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Original text and translations

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Tinking Tom was an honest man
Tink a tink tink,
And a man of bonny mettle;
He dext'rously could clink the pan,
Clink a clink clink,
And stop a hole i' th' kettle.

To him did my lady's maid advance
"Come in thou man of mettle,
A sad mischance, a sad mischance,
Here's a hole in my lady's kettle".

Tom went hamm'ring on the place
And wrought like a man of mettle;
But when he had done, 'twas all a case
There's a hole in my lady's kettle.