The Minstrelsy of England; A Collection of 200 English Songs with Their Melodies, Popular from the 16th Century to the Middle of the 18th Century

The Minstrelsy of England; A Collection of 200 English Songs with Their Melodies, Popular from the 16th Century to the Middle of the 18th Century

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...allusions will be easily understood even by these not eonversant with the workings of a north eountry eolliery. Fol-low them through, my ean-ny lad, oh! Fol-low the her 1. takes his work a slight in hand, And he leaves it when ho please; He 2. wish him well with all my heart, That his soul in heav'n may rest: That Taken from the folio eolleetion of Old English Songs as now sung by the peasantry of the eald of Surrey and Sussex, made by the Rev. John Broadwood. The air is a major set of the "Miller of the Dee " (see present velume), and, with tho abovo words, has been sung a a harvest homo song in the southern eounties for a long time. 1. round, brave boys! drink round, brave boys! Till it does eome to me, 2. drink, boys, drink! so drink, boys, drink! And see you do not spill, The For 1. mind to me a 2. prinee-)y pomp, no 3. tent I live with king dom is, Sueh per-feet joys there-in I find; That wealth y store, No foree to win the vie-to ry; No this my stay, I wish no more than may suf fiec; I These veraes form part of a well known poem, attributed on the autherity of an anelent manuseript In the Bodleian library, to Sir Edward Dyer in tho reign of Elizabeth. The song is set to musle by William Byrd in Psalms, Sonnets, and Sonps oj Sadness and Pietie, ! into musie of Jive parts, 1588, and is quoted by Ben Jonson in "Every Man out of his Humour," 1500. The present tune with the words is reprinted from Pills, vel iv., 17 VJ. Tho full words are to be seen in Perey's Relviue, and in many other works. The air is ono of theso peeuliar to the Islo of Man, and there are several published versions of it. The one here selleetod is taken from the first attempt at a eolleetion of Manx airs, published in 1S20, under the titlo, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828852
  • 9781236828859