Tom making a manteau for a lass (Henry Purcell)

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General Information

Title: Tom the Taylor
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SSS or 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Tom making a Manteau for a lass of pleasure,
Pull'd out his his long and lawful Measure,

But quickly found—tho' woundily straight lac'd, Sir—
Nine Inches would not half surround her waist, Sir.

Three inches more, at length brisk Tom advances,
Yet all too short to reach her swinging Hances.