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Song: “Soldier, soldier take off thy wine, and shake...

by Henry Purcell . A Catch for Three, Four voices, in C major


“Soldier, soldier take off thy wine,
and shake thy locks as I shake mine,”
“How can I my poor locks shake,
that I have but ten hairs on my pate?
and one of them must go for tithes,
so there remains but four and five,”
“Four and five, and that makes nine,
then take off your drink as I take mine.”

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