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786                                                 APPENDIX.
p. 536. The Northumberland Bagpipes.—In Apollo's Banquet, 1693, this tune is entitled "A new dance in the play of The Marriage-Hater match'd." Thi» comedy is by D'Urfey, and was printed in 1692.
When busy Fame.—There are many more ballads than I have named to this tune. See, for instance, the 2nd vol. of the Roxburghe Collection, pages 7, 45, 68, 224,322, and 445.
p. 547. The Waits.—Several instances of holding land by wait-service, or by payments for that service, will be found in Blount's Ancient Tenures. Thus, in Norfolk, Thomas Spelman held the manors of Narborough and Wingrave by knight-service, and paying fourteen shillings annually for wayte-fee and castle-guard; and John Le Marshall held the manor of Buxton by paying a mark every six weeks for guarding Norwich Castle, and fifteen shillings quarterly for wayte-fee at the said castle.
p. 552. Jack met his Mother.—This ballad was re-written in other metre, under the title of Hodge of the Mill and buxom Nell. See Tea Table Miscellany, iv. 379.
p. 559. The Northern Lass.—The Scotch sing the song of Muirland Willie to this tune,—not to the slow version, which is evidently the original,—but to the air in its abbreviated dancing form. We do not find Muirland Willie sung to it until after it had been turned into a lively air by D'Urfey, and, although the words of the Scotch song are old, we have no indication of any tune to which they were to be sung in early copies. They seem to have been intended for Green Sleeves, more likely than any other air. Muirland Willie was first printed to this tune by Thomson, in his Orpheus Caledonius, folio, entered at Stationers' Hall on 5th January, 1725-6. The tune had then been published, as Great Lord Frog, in Walsh's 24 New Country Dances for the year 1713; with words in vol. i. of The Merry Musician, dated 1716, and in vol. i. of Fills to purge Melancholy, 1719.
p. 670. Lilliburlero.—After sifting the evidence as to the origin of this tune, I have no hesitation in ascribing it to Henry Purcell. In the preface to Part ii. of Musick's Handmaid, H. Playford says, " I have accordingly, with much care, com-pleated this Second Part, consisting of the newest Tunes and Grounds composed by our ablest masters, Dr. John Blow, Mr. Henry Purcell, &c, the impression being carefully revised and corrected by the said Mr. Henry Purcell." The distinction between compositions and arrangements is clearly drawn in the book. Thus, " A Theater tune " is set (i.e., arranged for the virginals) by Dr. John Blow, who was not a theatrical composer; but Lilliburlero bears the name of H. Purcell without any such qualification.
p. 597. Come and listen to my ditty.—A claim has been made for Falconer, the author of The Shipwreck, to the song of Cease, rude Boreas, on the ground that G. A. Stevens had access to Falconer's manuscripts after his death. This supposition is quite set at rest by dates, for " Cease, rude Boreas, by Mr. Stevens,—Tune, Come and listen to my ditty" is Song 207, p. 291, of The Muses' Delight, 8vo., Liverpool, 1754. Eight songs by G. A. Stevens are there printed together. Falconer was in







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