Bright Lady, sweet Mistress (Henry Rowley Bishop)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-24)  CPDL #75690:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-24).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 632 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Bright Lady, sweet Mistress
Composer: Henry Rowley Bishop
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, B solo
Genre: SecularPartsongGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1864 Novello, Ewer & Co.

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Original text and translations

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Bright Lady, sweet Mistress, your poor clients wait!
Hence, hence, ragged Varlets, away from the gate!

Alack, ’tis our hunger, not rudeness, that calls!
And hunger, ’tis fabled, will break through stone walls!

O Lady, with cries we beleaguer thy gates!
Stand back, or I’ll quarter my staff on your pates!

Hence, varlets, hence away!
Hence, varlets, admit us, we pray!