Samuel Webbe (junr.) (arr.)
(1768 - 1843)

When my hero in court appears
(S.T.B.)
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One of a set of six airs from the Beggar's Opera harmonized for three voices for concert performance.
Lyrics: John Gay

When my hero in court appears
And stands arraigned for his life,
Then think of poor Polly's tears,
For oh, poor Polly's his wife.
Like the sailor he holds up his hand,
Distressed on the dashing wave;
To die a dry death at land
Is as bad as a watery grave.
And alas poor Polly,
Alack and aweladay,
Before I was in love,
Oh, every month was May.