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LEAVES BE GREEN, THE. AKA and see "Browning," "Nutts be browne (The)." English, Air (3/2 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The song, attributed to William Inglot, appears under this title in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Deuteromelia' (1609 as "Browning" or "Browning Madame", set as a canon), and a lute MSS in the British Museum and Cambridge University Library.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times), vol. 1, 1859; pp. 154-155.

Recorded sources:




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