Says Sue to Pru (Lord Mornington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-12-05).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: This edition comprises a modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialized format. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Says Sue to Pru
Composer: Lord Mornington

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: One of those catches that is more lubricious in performance than the anodyne lyrics might suggest (although the mention of a character named Roger will have warned the seasoned catch-singer of the delights to come).

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Original text and translations

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Says Sue to Pru on a summer's day
"Oh, how I like the smell of the new-mown hay".
"To dance", says Nell, "I like full as well
All night, til return of the day".
"Oh then", says Nan, "if dancing is your plan
I'll straight to young Roger of the hill,
To bring his pipe and play".