Barking Barber (The)
T:Barking Barber, The
S:Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Time (1859)
C|F2 F>F F2 FF|G2 cB A>G FF|G2 G>G G2 GG|c2 dd e>dcc|cAfe dcBA|
GABd c>BAG|F2 F>F BAGF|FDGF FEDC|F2F2 F4|Acde fdcA|F2F2 F3||
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.