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74                                     ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
" Jog on, the foot-path way," and will be found in this collection among the airs that are mentioned by Shakspeare. The following is Half Hannikin, from The Dancing Master.
MALT'S COME DOWN.
This is one of the tunes in Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book, where it is arranged by Byrd. The words are from Deuteromelia, 1609, but it appears that Ravenscr'oft, in arranging it as a round, has taken only half the tune.
The greatest drunkards in the town Are very glad that malt's come down.
Malt's come down, &c.