Here dwells a pretty maid (Anonymous)
- Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2005-11-29). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 330 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: One of three different naughty catches from the catch club
Title: Here dwells a pretty maid
First published: 1652 Catch that catch can (John Hilton the younger)
Description: Written for men's voices. Performance of this catch was the reason for Col. Okey to attempt to cashier Capt. Freeman from the New Model Army, 1650.
Original text and translations
Here dwells a pretty maid whose name is Sis,
You may come in and kiss:
her whole estate is seventeen pence a year;
Yet you may kiss her, if you come but near.
Spoiler: revealed phrase "You may kiss her whole"