Would you know how we meet, Z 290 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-18)  CPDL #45507:       
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: From The Second Book of the Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).

General Information

Title: Would you know how we meet, Z 290
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1685

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Original text and translations

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Would you know how we meet, o'er our Jolly full Bowls,
As we mingle our Liquors, we mingle our Souls:

The sweet melts the sharp, the kind soothes the Strong,
And nothing but Friendship grows all the night long;

We drink, laugh, and gratify ev'ry desire,
Love only remains our unquenchable Fire.