Gather Ye Rosebuds

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X:1 T:Gather Ye Rosebuds M:C L:1/8 R:Air S:Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Times (1859) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmix d2 dd d3c | B2 A>G G3B | B3 A GA Bc | d2 d6 || A2AB c3d | e2 dc B3c | d2 cB A3G | G2 G6 ||



GATHER YE ROSEBUDS. English, Air (4/4 time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The air was composed by William Lawes (1602-1645) and appears in John Playford's Ayres and Dialogues (1659) and Introduction to Music (1660); Musick's Delight on the Cithren (1666), and Musical Companion (1667). The words are by Herrick and are addressed "To the Virgins, to make much of Time"; it was popular in its time. Henry Lawes, a friend of London bookseller and music publisher John Playford (1623–1686/7), was the brother of William Lawes, a leading composer of dance, and of music for drama (including the masque), in the period 1630-45. He was killed during the English Civil War. Two of Playford's publications, Courtly Ayres (1655) and Courtly Masquing Ayres (1662) contain fifty-five and forty-seen melodies


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Printed sources : - Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. 1), 1859; p. 196.






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