New obsession

I red a post on /r/todayilearned about musical catches, a family member of the round., in which phrases, often vulgar (with emphasis on the vulgar), are embedded when the song is sung as a round, but are not actually in the text of the song.

I first listened to the one below and thought it was not vulgar and just had Liverpool Street Station as lyrics. Then I realized each of the voices sings part of that phrase. Pretty clever:

Here’s one by Henry Purcell.

The phrase “kiss my ass” is not so much hidden as actually in the lyrics, but it creates a kind of dialogue. There are others from Purcell that didn’t seem so crude or obvious.

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