The Frier in the WellAlso known as:
- The Maid peept out at the window
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Key later changed to G Mix
"Pills to Purge Melancholy" (1719).
popular songs against monks and friars. D'Urfey included the song in
"The Friar in the Well":The story is an old one, and one of the many
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X:42 T:The Maid peept out at the window T:The Frier in the Well R:Jig H:"The Friar in the Well":The story is an old one, and one of the many H:popular songs against monks and friars. D'Urfey included the song in H:"Pills to Purge Melancholy" (1719). N:Key later changed to G Mix M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:110 K:GDor D|G2G G>AB|A2G E3|B2B c>de|d2B G2|| G|B2c d>ed|c2B A2G|F2E F2G|A>GF E3|D2D G2G| F>EF E2E|D2G F>GA|G3-G2|| W:As I lay musing all alone, a merry tale I thought upon W:Now listen a while and I will you tell W:Of a fryar that lov'd a bonny lass well W:He came to her when she was going to bed W:Desiring to have her maidenhead W:But she denied his desire W:Saying that she did fear hellfire W:Tush tush, quoth the fryer, thou need's not W:If thou wert in hell I could sing thee out W:Why then, quoth the maid, thou shalt have thy request W:The fryer was as glad as a fox in his nest ...
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