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782                                                    APPENDIX.
p. 431. Love lies bleeding.—An old song on the times of James II. and Wm. III., to this tune, will be found in Notes and Queries, 2nd series, ii. 43. It begins:—
" Lay by your reason, Truly out of season," &c.
p. 437. When the King enjoys his own.—In Daniel Wright's Country Dances, i. 32, the tune is entitled Trusty Dick. " An excellent new song of the unfortunate Whigs : to the tune of The King enjoys," &c, is in the Koxburghe Collection, iii. 914, "printed for S. Maurel," in 1682. It begins—
"The Whigs are but small, and of no good race."
p. 451. I live not where I love.—The late Douglas Jerrold and his circle of friends would often call upon Hazlitt to entertain them by singing a West-conntry version of this ballad, which he gives with all the richness of the West-country dialect. Jerrold was particularly amused at the relation between cause and effect in the second stanza, and used to call it " sublime." I am indebted to Mr. Hazlitt for the copy. " Come, all you young maids as live at a dis- My heart should change and be more strange Many a mile from off your swain, [tance, If ever I'd inconstant prove; Come and assist me at this very instant          My heart is with him altogether,
For to pass away some time;                        Though I live not where I love.
Singing sweetly and completely,                   Farewell, lads, and farewell, lasses, Songs of pleasure from above,                       Now j thinks ,.ve t my choice>
My heart is with him altogether,                   j wffl away tQ yon(Jer mountain) Though I live not where I love.                    For ,ds there l heMg his yoice>
If all the world was of one religion,               If he hollow, I will follow Many a living thing should die                     Through the world as is so wide,
Before that I would forget my true love,        For young Thomas did me promise Or in any way his love deny.                        I should be his lawful bride.
A comparison will prove that the above is a corruption of the ballad which was printed more than two hundred years ago by Gosson; but in all probability, it was kept in print very long after that time, and may be even now. Another current West-country version begins, " Over hills and over mountains."
p. 454. Oh 1 fob a husband.—When Shakespeare makes Beatrice say, in Much ado about Nothing, " I am Bunburned, I may sit in a corner, and cry Heigh ho, for a husband" it is by no means improbable that he alludes to the burden of this song. The manuscript from which it is derived is a collection of songs and ballads that were popular in the reigns of James I. and Charles I. The writer flourished about forty years after Shakespeare. Oh! for a husband is included in " A Complete Collection of Old and New English and Scotch Songs, with their respective tunes prefixed," i. 91,1735, and in all the editions of Pills to purge Melancholy, but there reset by Akeroyde.
p. 455. An old woman clothed in grey.—In Walsh's Country Dancing Master, iii. 86, this air is entitled Unconstant Roger. The song, "Let Oliver now be forgotten," is by Tom D'Urfey, and included in his New Collection of Songs and Poems, 8vo., 1683.
p. 456. I would I were in my own country.—This tune is included in Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book, under the name of the Quodling's Delight.







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