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ENGLISH SONC1 AND BALLAD MUSIC
Peter.__" Musicians, 0 musicians, Heart's-ease, heart's-ease: 0 an you will have
me live, play Heart's-ease.
1st TSIus.—Why Heart?s-ease?
Peter.—0 musicians, because my. heart itself plays My heart is full of woe :* 0 play me some merry dump,b to comfort me."
The following song is from Misogonus, by Thomas Rychardes; and, as Mr. Payne Collier remarks, " recollecting that it was written about the year 1560, may be pronounced.quite as good in its kind as the drinking song0 in Gammer Gorton's Needle."
■ This is the burden of "A pleasant new Ballad of two Lovers; to a pleasant new tune; " beginning— " Complain my lute, complain on him That stays so long away; He promised to be here ere this,
But still unkind doth stay. But now the proverb true I find, Once out of sight then out of mind. Hey, ho I my heart is full of woe," &c.
It has been reprinted by Mr. Andrew Barton, in the flrst volume of the Shakespeare Society's Papers, 1844.
* A dump was a slow dance. Queen Mary's Dump is one of the tunes in William Ballet's Lute Book, and Mtj Lady Carey's Dompe is printed in Stafford Smith's Jlfusica Antigua, ii. 470, from a manuscript in the British Museum, temp. Henry VIEI. 6 "I cannot eat but little meat," see page 72.