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58
ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
The following song is one of those adduced by him in proof of the drawling of English music; but I have restored the words to their proper places, and it is by no means a drawling song. It should be borne in mind that these specimens of English music are long anterior to any Scotish music that has been produced.
" Blow thy horn, Hunter !"
This is also copied from MSS. Reg. Append. 58, time of Henry VHL It is a spirited tune, and should be sung more quickly in proportion than the others, because in modernizing the notation, I have only made a crotchet into a quaver, instead of into a semiquaver, as would have been more correct, considering the date of the manuscript.