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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
With proof and good ground, those fellows profound,
That unto the alewives are true, In drinking their drink,-and paying their chink, 0 such a good fellow's true Hue." Sometimes a tune named True blue is quoted, and perhaps from this ballad. It is subscribed W. B., and printed for Thomas Lambert, at the sign of the Horse Shoe, in Smithfield. Lambert was a printer of the reigns of James and Charles I. In the Pepys Collection, i. 362, is another black-letter ballad, entitled " The father hath beguil'd the son: Or a wonderful tragedy which lately befell in Wilt≠shire, as many men know full well; to the tune of Drive the cold winter away ; " beginningó " I often have known, and experience hath shown, That a spokesman hath wooed for. himself, And that one rich neighbour will, underhand, labour To overthrow another with pelf," &c. Other ballads to the tune will be found in the Roxburghe Collection (i. 150 and 160, &c.); in the King's Pamphlets, and the Collection of Songs against the Rump Parliament; in "Wright's Political Songs; in Mock Songs, 1675 ; in Evans' Collection, i. 349, &c.