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
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

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2022 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.