The Quaker's catch (Felice Giardini)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-08-27). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 90 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Quaker's catch, The
Composer: Felice Giardini
Description: A fair, but not wholly convincing, attempt at an essentially English catch by a naturalised Italian.
Original text and translations
Tis strange, Sister Ruth, that the spirit within
Should set you a-preaching and tempt me to sin.
When you mutter and groan and cry, Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!
Sure, you feel some emotions in the regions below.
For whene'er I breathe short, sigh and lift up my eyes,
The spirit then moves me all the time 'twixt my thighs.