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The following song " On the King's Birthday, May 29," (on which day Charles the Second entered London after his restoration), is from a copy printed in 1667.
The spirited tune is to he found in The Dancing Master of 1686, and in every subsequent edition, under the title of The twenty-ninth of May. In several of the editions it is printed twice; the second copy being under another name. For instance, in the "Additional Sheet" to The Dancing Master of 1686, it appears as May Hill, or The Jovial Grew; in " The Second Part" of that of 1698, as The Jovial Beggars; in the third volume of The Dancing Master, n.d., as the Restoration of King Charles.
It also bears the name of The Jovial Grew in Apollo's Banquet for the Treble Violin.

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