In all her steps, in each enchanting eye (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-08-19).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: In all her steps, in each enchanting eye
Composer: John Wall Callcott

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSS or TTT
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795

Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer
Description: A catch in which a secondary meaning (in this instance gentle non-sexual humour) is revealed in performance. Written for men's voices.

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Original text and translations

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In all her steps, in each enchanting eye,
In ev'ry gesture, see what beauties lie.
Although a cook, she's by an artist loved,
And kitchen stuff and fat his passion moved.
She to him declares his praise she'll never tell,
The views of Greece engrave he ne'er so well.

Spoiler: revealed phrase "What beauties! Grease and gravy"