DULCINA. AKA - "Robin Goodfellow." English, Air (4/4 and 3/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. The ballad, which is sometimes attributed to William Brade (1560-1630), appears in Giles Earle's Song Book of 1626. Chappell (1859) finds the earliest reference to the tune from the May, 1615, records of the Stantioners' Company, when it was transferred from one printer to another. Numerous songs were written for the tune throughout the 17th century, including "As att noone Dulcina rested."
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Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 1, 1859; pp. 160-161.
Recorded sources: Harmonia Mundi 907101, The King's Noyse - "The King's Delight: 17c Ballads for Voice and Violin Band" (1992).