|History|| Simpson feels that the surviving tune is not the one which had some|
currency in Elizabethan days. He points out that wrenchings of accent
are necessary to accomplish the fit of Playford's dance tune to a
curious fragment of text found in the 18th century Percy folio MS, a
source of dubious authenticity itself.
Came you not from
Came yee not there away? &c
It is quite possible that
this dance was inspired by William, Duke of Newcastle, a royalist who
remained in London and bent his interests towards the theatre during
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