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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
his favour, he certainly was not addicted to dancing. His manner of entertaining the Ambassadors of Holland, on the occasion of the peace between the two Commonwealths, would now be thought somewhat peculiar. After the repast, during which there was music as usual, the Lord Protector took them " into another room, where the Lady Protectrice and" others came to us," says the writer, " and there also we had music and voices, and a psalm sung which his Highness gave them." (Thurloe's State Papers. The letter dated April 12th, 1654.)
MY NAME IS OLD HEWSON THE COBBLER.
This is one of the tunes introduced in the ballad-operas, The Jovial Orev), and The Q-rul) Street Opera, both printed in 1731.
The Jovial Crew of 1731 was an alteration of Richard Brome's comedy of the same name.
The words of the song have not been recovered; but there appears little doubt of their having been a political squib upon Colonel Hewson, who was one of Charles the First's judges, and of those who signed his death-warrant.
John Hewson was originally a cobbler, and had but one eye. He took up arms







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