Noble Shrive (The)
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NOBLE SHRIVE, THE. English, Dance Air (6/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The air appears in a MS of virginal music which Chappell (1859) believes contains air mostly traceable to the sixteenth century. Supporting this he notes that the word Shrive, which is an old form of Shire-reeve or Sheriff, had disappeared by the 17th century.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times, vol. 1), 1859; p. 126.