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LOVELY NANCY. This is one of the airs contained in the folio edition of The Jovial Crew (which has the basses to the airs), but not in the octavo. It was added after the first performance. The following words were sung by the female beggars, in the opera: Bather slowly, and with expression.
HEART OF OAK. The words of this still popular song are by David Garrick, and it was sung by Mi'. Champnes in Harlequin's Invasion, in 1759. The tune is by Mr. (afterwards Dr.) Boyce.
Many songs have been written to the air, and, among them, two in the Burney Collection. The first, " Keppel's Triumph," commencing— " Bear a hand, jolly tars, for bold Keppel appear, In spite of each charge from Sir Hugh Palliser :"

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