John Wall Callcott
(1766 - 1821)

Callcott : The Haughty Wife of Jove : illustration

The Haughty Wife of Jove
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A catch in which a secondary meaning (in this instance gentle non-sexual humour) is revealed in performance.

This edition comprises a modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialised format.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

The haughty wife of Jove, in jealous state,
To madness destined wretched Ino's fate;
Some would have cooled great Juno's angry blood,
"But what", said she, "d'ye know of her that's good?"
Ev'n Jove himself was into holes and corners driv'n:
"You're a dirty rascal" rent the heav'n.