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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
second part, is contained in the Douce Collection, p. 102, entitled " He never love thee more: Being the Forsaken Lover's Farewellto his fickle Mistress. To a rare Northern tune, or lie never love thee more." It commences, " My dear and only joy, take heed;" and the second part, "He lock myself within a cell." Having been " Printed for W. Whitwood, at the Golden Lyon in Duck Lane," this copy may be dated about 1670. It is also in the list of those printed by W. Thackeray at the same period. The copies in Wit and Drollery, and in Gamble's MS., consist only of five stanzas.
The following copy of the tune is taken from Gamble's MS.; the words are the first, second, and fourth stanzas, in the order in which they stand in Wit and Drollery; or first, third, and fourth, in the MS. All the old copies above cited have verbal differences, as well as differences of arrangement.