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My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth

Ah, what can one say about PDQ Bach? Either you love him or—as I do—you just find him annoying. Since many people do love him, there are plenty of videos.

Here’s one with too much reverb but a good, humorous performance that brings out many of funny parts. The bass at the end nails it.

https://youtu.be/nRHpnUTV1Nk

These renaissance performers also do a good job, particularly with enunciating the words so the audience can actually hear the jokes.

https://youtu.be/7WOffQKfJlI

And here is a lovely version of the piece being parodied, Thomas Morley’s My Bonnie Lass She Smileth.

https://youtu.be/ufT6UPy8N6Y