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Thread #50436   Message #766843
Posted By: GUEST
17-Aug-02 - 01:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Come Lasses and Lads
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Lassies and Lads
Acording to 'Westminster Drollery', part 2, 1672, the song (of 7 verses), pp. 80-82, is "The Rurall [sic] Dance about the May-pole", and has direction "The Tune, the first Figure dance at Mr. Young's Ball in May 1671." The tune comes from 'Pills to Purge Melancholy'.

The copy above is mostly correct, but some spellings have been modernized and the verse form has been rearranged.