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442                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
This tune is contained in Elizabeth Rogers' MS. Virginal Book; in Hawkins' Transcripts of Virginal Music; in MusicFs Recreation on the Lyra-viol; in Musick's Delight on the Oithren; and is among the violin tunes at the end of The Dancing Master of 1665. Boldly, and rather fast.
In the Collection of Loyal Songs written against the Hump Parliament, i. 50, is "The Sense of the House; or the reason why those Members who are- the remnant of the two families of Parliament cannot consent to Peace, or an Accommodation. To the tune of The New-England Psalm, Huggle-duggle, ho, ho, ho, the Devil he laitgh'd aloud." It begins—
" Come, come, beloved Londoners, fie, fie, you shame us all! Your rising up for peace will make the close Committee fall: I wonder you dare ask for that, which they must needs deny,— There's thirty swear they'll have no peace, and bid me tell you why." The ballad of The Devil's Progress on Earth, or Bhiggle-dvggle (which is thus proved to be as old as the time of Charles I.), is contained in Pills to purge Melancholy, vol. i., 1699 and 1707 ; or vol. iii, 1719, with the tune. The words of the first stanza are very imperfectly printed in all editions. Three or four words have here been added or altered from conjecture. "Airing" stands "Airidg," in the Pills; the word after "Pluto" is deficient; "And many a

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