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REIGN OF ELIZABETH.                                                143
The following ballads were also sung to the tune:—
" The downfall of dancing; or the overthrow of three fiddlers and throe bag­pipers," &c, " to the tune of Robin Goodfellow. Copies in the Douce and Pepys Collections.
" A delicate new ditty, composed upon the posie of a ring, being,' I fancy none but thee alone:' sent as a new year's gift by a lover to his sweet-heart. To the tune of Dulcina." Roxburghe Collection, vol. i., 80.
"The desperate damsel's tragedy, or the faithless young man;" beginning, " In the gallant month of June."
" A pleasant new song, betwixt a sailor and his love. To the tune of Dulcina;" beginning, " What doth ail my love so sadly." In the Bagford and Roxburghe Collections, where several more will be found.
A Cavalier's drinking-song, by Matt. Arundel, to the tune of Robin Good-fellow, commencing, " Some say drinking does disguise men," is printed in Tixall Poetry, quarto, 1813. The last verse dates this after the Restoration.
Dulcina was also one of the tunes to the " Psalms and Songs of Sion; turned into the language and set to the tunes of a strange land," 1642.