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176                                   ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
" The story of 111 May-day, &c, and how Queen Catherine begged the lives of 2,000 London apprentices." Tune Essex's Q-ood-night. (Crown Qarland of Golden Hoses, or Evans, iii. 76.)
. "The doleful death of Queen Jane, wife of Henry VIII.," &c. "Tune, The Lamentation of the Lord of Essex." (Grown Qarland, or Evans, iii. 92.)
A Carol, to the tune of Essex's last Q-ood-night, dated 1661. (Wright's Carols.)—               " AH you that in this house be here,
Remember Christ that for us died; And spend away with modest cheer, In loving sort this Christmas-tide," &c. Several other tunes were named after the Earl of Essex. In Dr. Camphuysen's StichtelycJee Hymen (4to., Amsterdam, 1647) is one called Essex's Qalliard, and another Essex's Lamentation. The last is the same air as What if a day, or a month, or a year.
In The World's Folly (b.l.) a widow "would sing The Lamentation of a Sinner, to the tunc of Well-a-daye."
THE FIT'S COME ON ME NOW.
This song is quoted by Valentine in Beaumont and Fletcher's Wit witliout money, act v., sc. 4., where a verse is printed.
One of my friends recollects his nurse singing a ballad with the burden— " I must and will get married, The fit's upon me now."