Barking Barber (The)

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 Theme code Index    1111 2531
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    William Chappell
 Book/Manuscript title    Popular Music of the Olden Times vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 183
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1859
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 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BARKING BARBER, THE. AKA and see "Bow Wow Wow." English, Air (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning. One part. Chappell (1859) finds various versions of this tune, "caused by the different metres that have been adapted to it" for the purpose of fitting the tune to different lyrics. Songs to this tune include "Guy Fawkes," "Date obolum Belisario," and "O Fortune! how strangely are thy gifts awarded." The town of Barking is in Essex, once the site of a famous abbey, demolished in 1539.

Printed source: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 2, 1859; pg. 183.