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This edition comprises this catch in both abbreviated and fully written-out formats.The humour of this item derives not from revealed obscenity (unless a "wet zingle" is an obscure term of sexual reference) but from the (even more) nugatory device of onomatopoeia.

Lyrics: Anon

Of all the instruments that are,
None can with the viol compare.
Mark how the strings their order keep,
With a "whet, whet, whet" and a "sweep, sweep, sweep".
But above all, this still abounds,
With a "Zingle, zing" and a "zit zat zounds".
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Henry Purcell
(1659 - 1695)

Purcell : Of all the instruments : illustration

Of all the instruments


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