As Roger last night to Jenny lay close, Z 242 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-13). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 50 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: As Roger last night to Jenny lay close, Z 242
Composer: Henry Purcell
First published: c. 1700
Description: One of Purcell's obscene catches. From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Original text and translations
As Roger last night to Jenny lay close,
He pull'd out his Budget and gave her a dose;
The tickling no sooner kind Jenny did find,
But with laughing she Purg'd both before and behind:
"Pox take it," quoth Roger, "he must himself be beside
That gives Pills, Pills against Wind and 'gainst Tide."