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672                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
known at the present time. The " song entitled The Country Courtship, begin­ning, ' Honest Sir, give me thy hand,'" was entered at Stationers' Hall, to John Back, March 31,1688. I have not discovered the words, and have there­fore adapted the first stanza of In Taunton Dean, which will be found entire in The Merry Musician, or a Cure for the Spleen, i. 306.
GOOD MORROW, GOSSIP JOAN. This tune was introduced into The Beggars' Opera, The Court Legacy, Tfie Oxford Act, and other ballad-operas. The song, Good morrow, Gossip Joan, is in Pills to purge Melancholy, vi. 315; and " Happy Dick," to the same tune, in Watts's Musical Miscellany, iv. 36, and in Vocal Miscellany, vol. i., 1734. The latter commences thus:—

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