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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
GREENWICH PARK; or, COME, SWEET LASS.
The tune of Greenwich Park is contained in Part II. of The Dancing Master of 1698, and in all subsequent editions.
In the first edition of The Beggars' Opera the air is named " Come, sweet Lass," from the first line of a song which, when printed in ballad form, is some­times entitled " Slighted Jockey : or Coy Moggy's unspeakable Cruelty." The words of that song are contained in The Compleat Academy of Complements, 1685, and in several other collections. The first two stanzas are printed with the air in all the editions of Pills to purge Melancholy. It is here presented entire.
On our green The loons are sporting, Piping, courting,
On our green
The blithest lads are seen ; There, all day, Our lasses dance and play, And every one is gay, But I, when you're away.
How can I Have any pleasure While my treasure
Is not by?
The rural harmony
I'll not mind, But, captive like, confin'd, I lie in shades behind, 'Cause Moggy proves unkind.
There is none That can delight me, If you slight me ;
All alone,
I ever make my moan. Life's a pain
Since by your coy disdain, Like an unhappy swain, I sigh and weep in vain.







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