Pearce did love fair Petronel (Giles Farnaby)

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  • (Posted 2011-08-01)  CPDL #24072:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-08-01).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A reformating of #14897. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 03/02/19.
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General Information

Title: Pearce did love fair Petronel
Composer: Giles Farnaby

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in Canzonets to Four Voices, no. 6

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Original text and translations

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Pearce did love fair Petronel,
because she sang and danced well,
and gallantly could prank it.
He pulled her and he hauled her,
and oftentimes he called her,
primrose peerless, prick'd in a blanket.