I've lost my mistress, horse and wife (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-16)  CPDL #63499:         
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2021-03-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 176 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: I've lost my mistress, horse and wife
Composer: Maurice Greene

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1747 in Catches and Canons for three and four voices, publ. Walsh

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Original text and translations

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I've lost my mistress, horse and wife,
But when I think on human life
I'm glad it is no worse.
My wife was ugly and a scold,
my mistress was grown lean and old.
I'm sorry for my horse, my horse.