There was a man of Edmonton (George Alexander Macfarren)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-13)  CPDL #77248:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 418 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: There was a man of Edmonton
Composer: George Alexander Macfarren
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongMadrigalNursery-rhyme

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1881 Hutchings & Romer
Description: Three Madrigals set to Nursery Rhymes No. 3

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Original text and translations

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There was a man of Edmonton,
And he was wondrous wise;
He jumped into a quickset hedge,
And scratched out both his eyes;
And when he saw his eyes were out,
With all his might and all his main,
He jumped into another hedge,
And scratched them in again.