Baffled Knight (The)

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BAFFLED KNIGHT, THE. English, Country Dance Tune and Air (6/8 time). E Flat Major. Standard. One part (Chappell): AABB (Barnes). The air appears in Youth's Delight on the Flagelet (9th and 11th editions, 1697), and, as was common in the period the tune was written, is the vehicle for other songs of the early 17th century.

It was a Knight was drunk with wine,
A riding along the way, Sir;
And there he met with a lady fine,
Among the cocks of hay, Sir.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times), vol. 2, 1859; p. 69.

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