James Hook
(1746 - 1827)

Hook : Come kiss me, dear Dolly : illustration

Come kiss me, dear Dolly
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This catch gained a Catch Club Prize Medal, 1780. This edition comprises a statement of the piece in its original specialised format and an editorial realisation. The realisation has been foreshortened, to heighten the effect of the "reveal" in the hocket.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

"Come kiss me, dear Dolly", young Dorilas cried,
"And I promise tomorrow to make you my bride".
"You may kiss me as oft, dearest lad, as you will,
When the priest gives the word to coo and to bill.
'Twill be quite enough for you" she laughing replied,
"For kisses will be plenty when I am your bride".