The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8414   Message #52318
Posted By: Bruce O.
06-Jan-99 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Need Help w/ Cowden Knowes
Subject: RE: Need Help w/ Cowden Knowes
The English broadside ballad of the "The lovely Northern Lasse" (Broom of Cowdenknows) was entered in the Stationers' Register in January of 1632. (ZN2610 in the Broadside Ballad Index on my website.) Its tune was used for several other broadside ballads. The tune is in the 'Dancing Master' from the first edition, 1651 to the 14th, 1709. (Tune B045 on my website). [See C. M. Simpson, 'The British Broadside Ballad and Its Music', #45, 1966, for more particulars.]