'Tis too late for a coach, Z 280 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2022-06-11). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 62 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Description: One of Purcell's comic catches. From The Second Book of the Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Original text and translations
'Tis too late for a Coach, and too soon to reel home,
We have freedom to stagger when the Town is our own;
Let's whirl it away, and whip Sixpences round,
Till the Drawers are foundered, and the Hogshead does sound:
The Glass stays with you, Tom, save your Tide, pull away,
One minute of Midnight is worth a whole Day.