Douting Virgin (The)

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DOUBTING VIRGIN, THE. AKA and see "Woman's Work is Never Done," "Shall I, shall I," "O that I had never married," "The Soldier's Departure." English, Air (4/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The air appears in the ballad opera Momus Turned Fabulist (1729). The tune has several names, some listed as alternates above, all derived from various ballads sung to it.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times), vol. 2, 1859; pp. 150-151.

Recorded sources:




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