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The Begger Boy

Title     The Begger Boy
History     The tune name may derive from the song "The Begger Boy of the North"
  (c. 1630)
Time_Signature     6/8
Notes     This tune is in the rare Phrygian mode--suggested chords are given
Rhythm     Jig
Words     From ancient pedigree, by due descent
  I well can derive my
  generation
  Throughout all Christendome, and also Kent
  My calling
  is known both in terme and vacation
  My parents old taught me to be
  bold
  Ile never be daunted, whatever is spoken
  Where e're I come,
  my custome I hold
  And cry, Good your worship, bestow one
  token!
  --Roxburghe Ballads
Key_Signature     APhry

This tune occurs in 1 document :- Playford

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Contributed by Paul Sherwood Sun Mar 2 21:21:42 2008
Last edited Sun May 20 13:38:50 2012

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