English Melodies from the 13th to the 18th Century; One Hundred Songs

English Melodies from the 13th to the 18th Century; One Hundred Songs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...The on-ly pret-ty ring time, When birds do sing, Hey ding a ding a ding, Hey ding a ding a ding, Hey birds do sing, Hey ding a ding a ding, Hey ding a ding a ding, Hey 1. In youth when I did love, Me-thought 'twas ve-ry sweet: As 2. For age with steal-ing. steps Hath claw'd me in his clutch; And 3. A pick-axe and a spade, Ar.d eke a shrouding sheet, A % Semplice puce. ppKi time re.quires for my be-hove, for my be-hove, lust-y youth a-way he leaps, a-way he leaps, home of clay for to be made, for to be made Me-thinks it is not As there had been none For such a guest most I From Add: MSS. 4900 (fol. 59) British Museum. (l6th cent.) This is doubtless one of the original airs for the G-ravedigger's Song in Hamlet. The words are in Tottel's Miscellany. (1557) Lively prithee go t From Ravenscroft's Beuteromelia.WOff) 1. Wil-ly, pri-thee go to bed," For thou wilt have a 2. It is like to be fair wea-ther, Cou-ple all my 3. Prick the path and down the lane, She us-es still her drowsy head; To-rewrrow we must a-hunt-ing, And be-times be stir-ring, ' hounds to-ge-ther, We will go a-hunt-ing, And be-times be stir-ring, Witha old strain, She's gone to what-call wood Where we are like to do nogood, ) hey tra la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la. Hey, Ravenscroft quotes two versions of this famous dance-tune, namely, that given above, and another to the words "To-morrow the fox will come to town, Keepe, keepe, keepe, keepe, keepe, O keepe you all well there. In the Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton testifies to the enormous popularity which Trenckmore enjoyed. "Who can withstand it?" says he, "be we young or old, though our teeth shake in our heads like virginal jackB, or stand parallel asunder like the arches of a...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527488
  • 9781236527486