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REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE TO GEOKGE II.
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ONE EVENING, HAVING LOST MY WAY.
This tune is contained in the second volume of The Dancing Master, 1718 and 1728; in Walsh's Oompleat Country Dancing Master, i. 13; and in the following ballad-operas:The Beggars' Opera, The Grub-Street Opera, and The Welsh Opera, or The Q-rey Mare the better Horse. There are also numerous extant half-sheet copies of words and music.
Sometimes the air is entitled " The happy Clown," and sometimes " Walpole, or the happy Clown;" but it is now more generally known by the words, " I'm like a skiff on ocean toss'd," in The Beggars' Opera.
The song of " The happy Clown," commencing, " One evening, having lost my way," was written by Mr. Burkhead. In The Convivial Songster, " As one bright sultry summer's day" is printed to the tune, and those words may be older than any of the above. Gracefully.







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