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Thread #25268   Message #2438110
Posted By: pavane
12-Sep-08 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Princess Royal
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Princess Royal
In the Bodleian collection, there is a song from around 1660 of which one verse is specified as being to the tune Princess Royal.

I haven't tried to match the text to the tune we know, but it looks as if it MIGHT be possible. This could prove or disprove some of the other speculations on origins.

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