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lines might make it work.

women. Although it is an awkward fit, repeating the last words of some

be expalined by Deloney's ballad of 1600 on Dove's roguery with the

parodies, 'chestnut' having feminine symbolism. The second title may

of luck-visit songs, wassails, harvest suppers, may carols and their

merry, gentlemen", and is a folk tune of widest distribution, the "tune

The tune is reminiscent today of the first phrase of "God rest ye

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X: 4
T: Chestnut [Am]
T: Doves Figary
O: Playford 1651
B: Barnes "English Country Dance Tunes" p.19
B: Playford v.2 1651
M: C|
L: 1/8
%Q: 180
H: The tune is reminiscent today of the first phrase of "God rest ye
H: merry, gentlemen", and is a folk tune of widest distribution, the "tune
H: of luck-visit songs, wassails, harvest suppers, may carols and their
H: parodies, 'chestnut' having feminine symbolism.  The second title may
H: be expalined by Deloney's ballad of 1600 on Dove's roguery with the
H: women.  Although it is an awkward fit, repeating the last words of some
H: lines might make it work.
K: Am
|: "Am"A2e2d2c2 | "E7"B3A ^G2E2 | "Am"A2B2    c2c2 | "Dm"d2cd "E7"e4 :|
|: "C"e2ef g2fe | "G7"d2de f2ed | "C"e2e2 "Am"e2dc | "G7"d3f   "C"c4  |
|  "C"e2fe "F"fedc | "Dm"d2ed "E7"edcB | "Am"c2A2 "Dm"A2d2  | "E7"B3c "Am"A4 :|

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