Annotation:Go from My Window

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GO FROM MY WINDOW. English, Slow Air (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Kines): ABC (Chappell). This 16th century air appears in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (two settings: No. 1 by Morley, as "New Exchange", and No. 42 by Munday), Jane Pickering's Lute Book, Barley's New Book of Tabliture (1596), Morley's First Booke of Consort Lessons (1599), Robinson's School of Musick (1603), and Playford's Dancing Master (1650-86, where it appears much altered and with the title "New Exchange (The), or Durham Stable (The)," says Chappell). It has survived in oral tradition since Shakespeare's time, when it was very popular. Baring-Gould devotes a page and a half to its history in Songs of the West. The song was quoted in three of Fletcher's plays. See also the similarly titled (but musically different "Be gone from the Window."

See also "New Exchange (The)," which is essentially a version of "Go from My Window" in triple time.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times, vol. 1), 1859; p. 146. Kines (Songs From Shakespeare's Plays and Popular Songs of Shakespeare's Time), 1964; p. 86.

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