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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC
George, Viscount Rochford, brother to the above lady, and who suffered on her account,{hath the fame,' according to Wood, ' of being the author of several poems, songs, and sonnets, with other things of the like nature,' and to him he (Ritson) is willing to refer them."(Ancient Songs, 1790, p. 120.)
The first stanza of the words, with the tune, is contained in a manuscript of the latter part of Henry's reign, formerly in the possession of Stafford Smith, and now in that of Dr. Rimbault. It is a single-voice part, in the diamond-headed note, and without accompaniment. Another copy, with an accompaniment for the lute, will be found in Addit. MSS. 4900, British Museum.