With never a penny of mony

Thomas Ravenscroft (c1582 - c1633): We be souldiers three, partsong a 3 voci (pubblicato nella raccolta Deuteromelia, 1609). Deller Consort, dir. Alfred Deller.

We be souldiers three,
Pardona moy ie vous an pree,
Lately come forth of the low country,
 With never a penny of mony.

Here, Good fellow, I’ll drinke to thee,
To all good Fellowes where ever they be.

And he that will not pledge me this
Payes for the shot what ever it is.

Charge it againe boy, charge it againe,
As long as there is [you have] any incke in thy [your] pen.


We be