Wine in a morning (Henry Purcell)
- (Posted 2019-01-07) CPDL #52839:
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-01-07). Score information: A4, 1 page, 25 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
- (Posted 2002-08-12) CPDL #03921:
- Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12). Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 280 kB Copyright: GnuGPL
- Edition notes: From a collection of Drinking songs
Title: Wine in a morning
Composer: Henry Purcell
Original text and translations
Wine, wine in a morning makes us frollick and gay
that like eagles we soar in the pride of the day;
Gouty sots in hte night only find a decay.
'Tis the sun ripes the grape and to drinking gives light:
We imitate him when by noon we're at height;
They steal wine who take it when he's out of sight.
Boy, fill all the glasses, fill 'em up now he shines,
The higher he rises, the more he refines;
But wine and wit palls as their maker declines.