Bright Lady, sweet Mistress (Henry Rowley Bishop)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-24). Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 632 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1864 Novello, Ewer & Co.
Original text and translations
Bright Lady, sweet Mistress, your poor clients wait!
Hence, hence, ragged Varlets, away from the gate!
Alack, ’tis our hunger, not rudeness, that calls!
And hunger, ’tis fabled, will break through stone walls!
O Lady, with cries we beleaguer thy gates!
Stand back, or I’ll quarter my staff on your pates!
Hence, varlets, hence away!
Hence, varlets, admit us, we pray!