Delights of the Bottle

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DELIGHTS OF THE BOTTLE. English, Air (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The song appears in the last act of composer Matthew Lock's English opera Psyche (1675). Playford published it in his Choice Ayres, and was arranged as a duet in his Pleasant Musical Companion (1687). As with many popular airs, many songs were written to it and it appears under one title or another in many collections of the era.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times), vol. 2, 1859; pp. 28-29.

Recorded sources:




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