The haughty wife of Jove (John Wall Callcott)
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Title: The haughty wife of Jove
Composer: John Wall Callcott
First published: 1792
Description: A catch in which a secondary meaning (in this instance gentle non-sexual humour) is revealed in performance. Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer
Original text and translations
The haughty wife of Jove, in jealous state,
To madness destined wretched Ino's fate;
Some would have cooled great Juno's angry blood,
"But what", said she, "d'ye know of her that's good?"
Ev'n Jove himself was into holes and corners driv'n:
"You're a dirty rascal" rent the heav'n.