On a Puritan Drunk (William Hayes)

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Editor: Joshua Stutter (submitted 2021-10-20).   Score information: A4, 3 pages   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: On a Puritan Drunk
Composer: William Hayes
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

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Original text and translations

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What, Aaron drunk? ’tis a profane mistake,
sad times, devotion drunkenness to make,

Ay, sure he reels, poor man, he reads all day,
he studies hard and scarce can see his way,

But see, he spews! what matter’s that to thee?
’tis but a plentiful delivery.

Thus for each crime, the friends will find excuse,
but woe to him whom they’re disposed t’abuse.