Young John the Gard'ner, Z 292 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-11). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 50 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Title: Young John the Gard'ner, Z 292
Composer: Henry Purcell
First published: 1683
Description: One of Purcell's obscene catches.
Original text and translations
Young John the Gard'ner, having lately got
A very rich and fertile Garden Plot,
Bragging to Joan, quoth he: "So rich a Ground
For Melons cannot in the World be found."
"That's a damn'd lie," quoth Joan, "for I can tell
A place that does your Garden far excel."
"Where's that?" says John; "In mine Arse," quoth Joan, for there
Is store of Dung and Water all the Year."