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Thread #9662   Message #63189
Posted By: Bruce O.
15-Mar-99 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Fox Went Out (midi)
Subject: RE: looking for midi 'The Fox Went Out'
There are two Middle English versions of the song in R. H. Robbins' 'Secular Lyrics of the 14th and 15th Centuries', #48 and #49, then the song disappeared for a little over 3 1/2 centuries. The earliest copy now known is one from an Edinburgh songbook of 1832, reprinted in Logan's 'The Pedlar's Pack of Ballads and Songs'. A slightly earlier version from a Scots MS of the early 19th century, is to published in the future, and the editors would be grateful if anyone could supply them an early tune for the song.