As t'other day Susan and Tom (Luffman Atterbury)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 223 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition comprises both a modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialised format.

General Information

Title: As t'other day Susan and Tom
Composer: Luffman Atterbury
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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.

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Original text and translations

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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".