Hearts Ease

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X number   54
Title   Hearts Ease
History   There are two distinct tunes named "Heartsease" and considerable, differences of opinion as to whether any of the known lyrics fit either, of them. The earliest lyric is "a songe to the tune of hartes ease", from Thomas Richardes' play on an Italian model, called "Misogonus" (c., 1560). Although it scans well, the text is arranged in short verses, which would only use half the dance tune, implying that an earlier tune, by this name may have had only one strain., Richard Dering's, catch "Cries of London" is set to the A strain., Hearts-ease in, 16th century herbal culture was the little wild pansy, known today as, Johnny-jump-up. It was also called "Love in Idleness".
Length   1/8
Rhythm   Jig
Tempo   100
UploadedFrom   Playford.abc
Words   Misogonus:, Singe care away with sport & playe, Pasttime is all our, pleasure, Yf well we fare, for nought we care, In mearth our, constant treasure ..., Dering:, A cooper I am, and have been, long, and hooping is my trade, And married man am I to as pretty a, wench as ever God hath made
Body   G|G>AB A2G|^F2G A2D|G2A B2c|1 d3-d2 :|2 d3-d2 d||
ABc cdc|f2c c2A|B2A Bc2|d3-d2 d|c2B A>Bc|B2A dAB|A2G ^F>EF|G2||

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Created by Paul Sherwood on Sun, 02 Mar 2008 21:22:26, last updated Sun, 20 May 2012 12:39:10