In January Last

DESCRIPTION: "In January last, On Munnonday at morn, As I along the fields did pass," the singer meets a pretty girl. He asks to walk with her. She hopes he has "more breeding" than to go too far. He will not bother her if she is "contracted"; she says women are kind
AUTHOR: Thomas D'Urfey?
EARLIEST DATE: 1676 (D'Urfey's "The Fond Husband, or The Plotting Sisters, according to Chappell-PopularMusicOfTheOldenTime)
KEYWORDS: courting travel
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Chappell-PopularMusicOfTheOldenTime, pp. 575-576, "In January Last" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Chappell/Wooldridge-OldEnglishPopularMusic II, pp. 30-31, "In January Last" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)

Roud #8571
File: CPMInJaL

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