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Song: Bewitched, Lady Fanny, the drawing room jest,...

by Thomas Arne . A Catch for Four voices , in B-flat major


Bewitched, Lady Fanny, the drawing room jest,
loved Signor Caponi, a half man at best,
what a game played the fool when all she could win
was a poor shrivelled bag and no treasure within,
Sir Humphry Splitwhisker, stark mad for the girl,
this sentence pronounced to her father, the Earl:
“She ought, like Saint Stephen, to yield up her Breath,
assign her to me and I’ll stone her to death.”

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