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526                                 ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
list of characters in the play, 4to., 1668. Charles II. took her off the stage, and had a daughter by her, named Mary Tudor, who was married to Francis, second Earl of Derwentwater.
The original air of My lodging is on the cold ground was composed by Matthew Lock, and is included among the violin tunes at the end of The Dancing Master of 1665; also in Musick's Delight on the Cithren, 1666, and in Apollds Banquet, 1669. In the two former it is entitled " On the cold ground;" in the latter, " I prithee, love, turn to me."
The following is Matthew Lock's air:
I'll crown thee with a garland of straw, then,
And I'll marry thee with a rush ring; My frozen hopes shall thaw, then,
And merrily we will sing: O turn to me, my dear love,
And prithee, love, turn to me, For thou art the man that alone canst
Procure my liberty.
But if thou wilt harden thy heart still
And be deaf to my pitiful moan, Then I must endure the smart still,
And tumble in straw alone; Yet still I cry, O turn love,
And prithee, love, turn to me, For thou art the man that alone art
The cause of my misery.

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