Come kiss me, dear Dolly (James Hook)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-01).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 212 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition comprises a statement of the piece in its original specialised format and an editorial realisation. The realisation has been foreshortened, to heighten the effect of the "reveal" in the hocket

General Information

Title: Come kiss me, dear Dolly
Composer: James Hook
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1780
Description: This catch gained a Catch Club Prize Medal.

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Original text and translations

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Come kiss me, dear Dolly", young Dorilas cried,
"And I promise tomorrow to make you my bride".
"You may kiss me as oft, dearest lad, as you will,
When the priest gives the word to coo and to bill.
'Twill be quite enough for you" she laughing replied,
"For kisses will be plenty when I am your bride".

Spoiler: revealed phrase "Come, kiss me. You may kiss my ass; 'twill be quite enough for you"