When daffodils begin to peer

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WHEN DAFFODILS BEGIN TO PEER. English, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune appears in Caulfield with no source or credit given, though it is attributed to Dr. Boyce (1710-1719) by Baring Gould. It is the first song sung by the ballad monger Autolycus in Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (act IV, scene 3).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kines (Songs From Shakespeare's Plays and Popular Songs of Shakespeare's Time), 1964; p. 26.

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