Call for the reckoning, Z 244 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-02)  CPDL #70664:     
Contributor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-09-02).  Score information: Unknown, 1 page, 3.49 MB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Facsimile from 'The Catch Club or Merry Companions' (London: J. Walsh, 1765?)
  • (Posted 2022-06-07)  CPDL #69620:       
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2022-06-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 71 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Call for the reckoning, Z 244
Composer: Henry Purcell
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: One of Purcell's comic catches. From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).

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Original text and translations

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Call for the Reck'ning, and let us be gone,
Such careless attendance sure never was known.

Pray ring the Bell till the Drawers come up,
Nay prithee pull on, tho' you break the Rope.

Why sure they're asleep, a pox take 'em all.
Oh now they come sneaking with "Gentlemen, d'ye call?"