New oysters new (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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Editor: Greg Lindahl (submitted 2001-06-05).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: One voice only

General Information

Title: New oysters new
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1609 in Pammelia, No. 11

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Original text and translations

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New oysters, new.
Have you any wood to cleave?
What kitchen stuff have you, maids?

New oysters, new oysters,
new walefleet oysters,
at a groat a pecke,
each oyster worth two pence,
fetch us bread and wine that we may eate,
let us lose no time with such good meat,
a banquet for a prince.