Catches, canons and drinking songs

to your rude health,

Text: One industrious insect‥


One industrious insect, and the sweetness of th’other,
is the Christian name of our well beloved brother,
his surname the room where the fire’s in the middle,
and some say he plays very well on the fiddle,
the sign he hangs out is half fish and half flesh,
and he sells as true wine as good fellow can wish.
Insecta proecauta, alterius merda,
dant fratri proenomen (dum verba absurda),
cognomen triticinium quo medio fit ignis,
multiq, ferunt est tibicen insignis,
vexilla sunt, magna bicarnea mundi,
vinum quod vendit, optarent potabundi.

Songs with this text:

Version 8e32e8d8d4ff87611fd1ef7b6f028a335f89012d (2021-10-22T17:00:34+01:00)