Poor Owen (John Church)

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Editor: Joshua Stutter (submitted 2021-10-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Poor Owen
Composer: John Church
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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Poor Owen, for a while did lie,
despised by all that walked by,

Often they were heard to cry,
“Swan’s wine’s dry,”

One standing by said, “Let’s try,”
then one and all went to Cobweb Hall.

Where they drank their wine in bowls
to gratify their thirsty souls.