In praise of white wine (John Reading)

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  • (Posted 2002-08-12)  CPDL #03929:     
Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12).   Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 280 kB   Copyright: GnuGPL
Edition notes: From a collection of Drinking songs

General Information

Title: In Praise of White Wine
Composer: John Reading

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Let crystal White Wine cheer the drowsy mind;
‘Tis Claret only leaves a stain behind;
In the use of which we do Bacchus disgrace;
We make the god mortal by painting his face;
He’s not like a god, whose image is red;
O’er night his cheeks blush, in the morning they’re dead.