Old Woman Wither so High?

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OLD WOMAN WHITHER SO HIGH. AKA and see "Lillibulero," "Irlandais Jig." English, Air (6/8 time). The lyric, from which the title is taken, is a version of the nursery rhyme and song "Old woman tossed up in a blanket/basket", for which see note for "Old Woman Tossed Up (1)". The melody itself appears in Henry Playford's Musick's Hand Maid Second Part (1689) as "A new Irish Tune," set by English composer Henry Purcell.

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