Come follow me merrily (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 1999-07-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scroll down to Follow me merily my mates.

General Information

Title: Come Follow Me
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: TTTTB
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1609 in Pammelia, no. 75

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Original text and translations

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Come follow me merily my mates,
lets all agree and make no faults,
Take heed of time, tune and eare,
And then without all doubt we need not feare
to sing this catch troughout:
Malkin was a country maid
time tricke and trim as she might be,
she would needes to the Court she said
to sell milke and firmenty,
hey ho, have with you now to Westminster
but before you come there,
because the way is farre
some pretty talke lets heare.
Adew you dainty dames,
goe whether you will for me,
you are the very same
I took you for to be.