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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
There are several black-letter ballads to the tune in the Roxburghe and Douce Collections, such as " The love-sick Serving Man; showing how he was wounded with the charms of a young lady, and did not dare to reveal his mind" (Rox., ii. 299) ;' " The old Miser slighted" (Rox., ii. 387) ; &c.
The original words, which are in The Banquet of Music, and in the Pills, are here reprinted with the music.
When first I saw thy lovely charms, I kiss'd thee, wish'd thee in my arms ; I often vow'd and still protest 'Tis Joan alone that I love best.
I have gotten twenty pounds, My father's house, and all his grounds, And for ever would be, should be, could be Join'd with none, but only thee.
LADIES OF LONDON, BOTH WEALTHY AND FAIR.
The tune is in The Dancing Master of 1690, and in subsequent editions; in Apollo's Banquet, 1690; in all editions of Pills to purge Melancholy; and in many ballad-operas. It is sometimes entitled London Ladies, instead of Ladies of London.
A black-letter copy of the ballad is in the Itoxburghe Collection, ii. 5, printed







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