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REIGN OF ELIZABETH.
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with an old fiddler's song, as Hiding to JRumford, or All in a garden green, but to give them a new one of a serving man and his mistress, which neither fiddler nor ballad-singer had ever polluted with their unsavoury breath."
In the British Museum is a copy of " Psalmes, or Songs of Sion, turned into the language, and set to the tunes of a strange land, by W[ifliam] S[latyer], intended for Christmas Carols, and fitted to divers of the most noted and common, but solemne tunes, every where in this land familiarly used and knowne." 1642. Upon this copy, a former possessor has written the names of some of the tunes to which the author designed them to be sung. One of these is All in a garden grene.
The tune is in William Ballet's Lute Book, from which this copy is taken, and in The Dancing Masters of 1651, 1670, 1686,1690, &c. The first part of the air is the same as another in TJie Dancing Master, called Q-athering of Peascods. (See Index.)
The words are contained in a manuscript volume, in the possession of Mr. Payne Collier.
/Moderate time.