Now Robin, Lend to Me Thy Bow
DESCRIPTION: Wilkin: "Now Robin lend to me thy bow For I must now a hunting with my lady goe" to Uppingham. Robin: Take my hawk and hound also; your hunting doesn't please me; "beware thy babling hounds." Lady: let's agree that hunting is no sin
EARLIEST DATE: 1609 (_Pammelia_, according to Ritson)
KEYWORDS: hunting nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 54-55, "Now Robin, Lend to Me Thy Bow" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Joseph Ritson, Ancient Songs from the Time of King Henry the Third to the Revolution (London, 1790 ("Digitized by Google")), #XI pp. 166-168, "Robin Lend to Me Thy Bow" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Ritson: "A canon on the unison, for four voices, from 'Pammelia. Musicks Miscellanie. Or, Mixed varietie of Pleasant Roundelayes, and delightful Catches. of 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. parts in one. Lond. 1609. 4to.' That it was a popular song in the beginning of Queen Elizabeths reign appears from its being mentioned (amongst others) in ... [two citations]."
Broadwood/Maitland: "The inclusion of this fine canon may be pardoned, in view of the difficulty of finding any more direct representative of Rutland than the allusion to Uppingham [Ritson re Uppingham: "A market town in Rutlandshire]." - BS
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