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Thread #112094   Message #2371016
Posted By: WalkaboutsVerse
20-Jun-08 - 05:11 PM
Thread Name: The English Guitar/Cittern
Subject: RE: The English Guitar/Cittern
To Volgadon - I myself, just above, posted that very question and, apart from barber-shop songs (plus someone on another thread, I think, suggesting bawdy songs), we are still not sure..? It has, however, been said that they were very common in the taverns and barber-shops of 17th century England. Were traditionally unaccompanied English folk-songs SOMETIMES accompanied with a cittern, whilst courtly songs were accompanied on a lute..?