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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
a ballad to the tune of Lucina, entitled " A most pleasant Dialogue, or a merry greeting between two Lovers,!' &c.; beginning, " Good morrow, fair Nancie, whither so fast;" which I suppose to be also to the tune. It is subscribed C.R. Printed at London for H[enry G[osson.]
The following is also from the Roxburghe Collection (i. 462), and is reprinted in Collier's Roxburghe Ballads, p. 7.
THE BOATMAN.
This is a bagpipe tune, and might be harmonized with a drone base. In MusicKs Recreation on the Viol, Lyra-way, 1661, the viol is strung to the "bag­pipe tuning," to play it. It is to be found in every edition of The Dancing Master, from the first to that of 1698. I have not discovered the song of T/ie Boatman, but have adapted a stanza from Coryat's Orarnbe, 1611, to the air. It resembles Trip and go (see p. 131), and the same words might be sung to it. The accent of the tune seems intended to imitate the turning of the scull in boating.
In the Roxburghe Collection, ii. 496, is a ballad entitled " The wanton wife of