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A WONDER BEYOND EXPECTATION
Sounge called The Carmen's Whistle. To the Tune of O Neighbor Roberte'''' (cf. ibid, vii, xiv). Accordingly, it is evident that O neighbour Robert and The Carmen s Whistle were identical. The music for the latter tune is given in Chappell's Popular Music, i, 137.
T O England comes strange tidings, from Greenland of eight men, Who there had their abidings,
till season came agen: Beyond mans expectation,
(as you shall vnderstand) Was their strange presentation, within that barren land.
Where nothing for mans sustenance,
most part o'th yeare doth grow, No Sun at all on them did glance,
the hils are hid with Snow: White Beares and Foxes monstrous,
and other sauage beasts, Within that Barren wildernesse,
vpon each other feasts.
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