Our Bonny-boots could toot it (Thomas Morley)

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  • (Posted 2011-12-20)  CPDL #25188:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-12-20).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of #15018.
  • (Posted 2007-09-11)  CPDL #15018:         
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Our Bonny-boots could toot it
Composer: Thomas Morley

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in Canzonets or Litle Short Aers to Five and Six Voices, no. 9

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Original text and translations

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Our Bonny boots could toot it, yea and foot it.
Say, lusty lads who now shall bonnyboot it?
Who but the jolly shepherd, bonny Dorus?
He now must lead the morris dance before us.