One industrious insect, Z 266 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-21)  CPDL #54288:       
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2019-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: One industrious insect, Z 266
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Mr. Tomlinsoncreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A catch on the the name of Anthony Hall, keeper of the Mermaid Tavern in Oxford.

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Original text and translations

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One industrious Insect, and the sweetness of th'other,
Is the Christian Name of our well-belov'd Brother;

His Surname the Room where the Fire's in the middle,
And some say he plays very well on the Fiddle;

The Sign he hangs out is half Flesh, and half Fish,
And he sells as true Wine as good Fellows can wish.