The house that Jack built (Alfred James Caldicott)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-29)  CPDL #75865:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-29).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 905 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The house that Jack built
Composer: Alfred James Caldicott
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongNursery-rhymeHumorous Song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1883 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
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Original text and translations

English.png English text

This is the house that Jack built.

This is the malt that lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cat that killed the rat
That ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the Priest all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the rooster that crowed at morn
That waked the Priest all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

Thiz iz the Varmur who sowed the corn
That fed the rooster that crowed at morn
That waked the Priest all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.