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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
The song of Joan's ale is new is in the Douce Collection, p. 110. It is in the list of those printed by W. Thackeray, at the Angel in Duck Lane, in the reign of Charles II.; and is in both editions of Pills to purge Melancholy, with the tune.(Ed. of 1707, iii. 133; or ed. of 1719, v. 61.)
The copy in the Douce Collection consists of thirteen stanzas, and has the following lengthy title: " Joan's ale is new; or a new merry medley, shewing the power, the strength, the operation, and the virtue that remains in good ale, which is accounted the mother-drink of England."
" All you that do this merry ditty view, Taste of Joan's ale, for it is strong and new, &c." " To a pleasant new Northern tune."
Cheerfully.