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" A lamentable song of the Death of King Lear and hia three Daughters : to the tune of WJien flying Fame." See Percy's Meliques, series i., book 2.
" A mournefull dittie on the death of Faire Rosamond; tune of Flying Fame:" beginning, " When as King Henry rul'd this land;" and quoted in Rowley's A Match at Midnight. See Strange Histories, 1607; The Garland of Good­will; and Percy, series ii., book 2.
" The noble acts of Arthur of the Round Table, and of Sir Launcelot du Lake: tune of Flying Fame." See The Garland of Good-will, 1678, and Percy, scries i., book 2. The first line of this ballad (" When Arthur first in court began") is sung byFalstaff in Part II. of Shakespeare's King Henry IV.; also in Marston's The Malcontent, 1604, and in Beaumont and Fletcher's The Little French Lawyer.
" King Alfred and the Shepherd's Wife : to the tune of Flying Fame." See Old Ballads, 1727, i. 43; Fills to purge Melancholy, 1719, v. 289; and Evans' Old Ballads, 1810, ii. 11.
" The Union of the Red Rose and the White, by a marriage between King Henry VH. and Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of Edward IV: to the tune of When flying Fame." See Crown Garland, 1612, and Evans, iii. 35.
" The Battle of Agincourt, between the Englishmen and the Frenchmen: tune,. Flying Fame." (Commencing, " A council grave our King did hold.") See Crown Garland, 1659, and Evans, ii. 351.
" The King and the Bishop: tune of Chevy Ohace." Roxburghe, iii. 170.
" Strange and true newes of an Ocean of Flies dropping out a cloud, upon the town of Bodnam [Bodmin?] in Cornwall: tune of Chevy Chace" (dated 1647). See King's Pamphlets, Brit. Mus., vol. v;, and Wright's Political Ballads. . " The Fire on London Bridge" (from which the nursery rhyme, " Three children sliding on the ice," has been extracted), " to the tune of Chevy Chace" Merry Drollery complete, 1670, Fills to purge Melancholy, ii. 6, 1707, and Rimbault's Little Book of Songs and Ballads, 12mo., 1851. Dr. Rimbault quotes other copies of the ballad, and especially one in the Pepys Collection (ii. 146), to the tune of The Lady's Fall; further proving the difiiculty of distinguishing between this tune and In Pescod Time.

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