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Peter Warlock's Fancy

Language: English

Bring us in no beef, sir, for that is full of bones,
But bring home good ale enough, for that my love alone is:
Bring us home good ale, sir, bring us home good ale,
And for our dear lady, lady love - bring us some good ale.

Bring us home no wheaten bread, for that be full of bran;
Neither of no rye bread, for that is of that same,
But bring us home good ale, sir, bring us home good ale,
And for our dear lady, lady love - bring us some good ale.

Bring us home no pork, sir, for that is very fat;
Neither no barley bread, for neither love I that,
But bring us home good ale, sir, bring us home good ale,
And for our dear lady, lady love - bring us some good ale.

Bring us in no mutton, sir, for that is tough and lean,
Neither no tripes, sir, for they be seldom clean,
But bring us home good ale, sir, bring us home good ale,
And for our dear lady, lady love - bring us some good ale.

Bring us home no veal, sir, that do I not desire,
But bring us home good ale enough to drink by the fire;
But bring us home good ale, sir, bring us home good ale,
And for our dear lady, lady love - bring us some good ale.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Peter Warlock.

Set in a modified version by Gustav Holst.


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:17

Line count: 20
Word count: 235

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