As t'other day Susan and Tom (Luffman Atterbury)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-01). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 223 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1778
Description: This catch gained a Catch Club prize medal in 1778: one of those catches that is ruder in performance than the slightly risqué lyrics might suggest.
Original text and translations
As t'other day, Susan and Tom trudg'd along,
Says Susan to Tom "Come, let's join in a song".
Then straight they began, but he could not go through,
"Put me in, Sue" he cries, "or else it won't do".
Sue smiling replied "You lubberly lout;
If I do put you in, you soon will be out".
Says Sam, overhearing as driving his cart,
"Since Tom can't keep in Sue, let me fill the part".