Old Daddy Longlegs (Clara Angela Macirone)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 566 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2022-08-09)  CPDL #70328:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-08-09).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 210 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Old Daddy Longlegs
Composer: Clara Angela Macirone
Lyricist: Traditional
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongNursery-rhymeHumorous Song

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1872 Lamborn Cock & Co.
Description: Modern Four-part Songs for Mixed Voices no.36

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Original text and translations

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Old Daddy Longlegs wouldn't say his prayers;
Take him by the right leg,
Take him by the left leg,
Take him up by both legs,
And throw him down stairs.