Ah! How Sophia can you leave? (John Wall Callcott)
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2008-05-23). Score information: A4 (landscape), 3 pages, 35 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: From the "Musical Times and Singing Class Circular", Vol. 5, No. 119, (Mar. 1, 1854), pp. 377-379. The first note in the 1st part, bar 26, has been changed in this edition from E to F.
Title: Ah! How Sophia can you leave?
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Description: A three part catch
Original text and translations
Ah! how Sophia can you leave
Your lover and of hope bereave?
Go fetch the Indian's borrowed plume,
Yet richer far than that you bloom.
I'm but a lodger in your heart;
And more than me I fear have part.
Spoiler: revealed phrase "Our house afire! Go fetch the engines"