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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
AYE, MAKRY, AND THANK YE TOO.
This is the burden of the ballad, " I live in the town of Lynn," a continuation of which (with a somewhat similar tune) will be found in Pills to purge Melan­choly, iii. 131, 1707, commencing:
" I am the young lass of Lynn, Who often said, ' Thank you too.' "
This air is found under the title of I marry, and thank ye too, in Youth's Delight on the Flagelet, 1697; oil live in the town of Lynn, in Silvia, or The Country Burial, 1831; and of The Bark in Tempest tost, in Bobin Hood, 1730. The last name is from the song adapted to it in Silvia.
There is a variety of ballads extant that were sung to the tune; for instance, in the second volume of the Roxburghe Collection there are three, printed by Brooksby, Deacon, Blare, and Back.
A few stanzas of one of these, " The London Lass's Lamentation: or Her fear she should never be married/' are here printed with the music.







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