I Gave Her Cakes

DESCRIPTION: "I gave her cakes; I gave her ale, I gave her sack and sherry; I kist her once, I kist her twice, And we were wondrous merry." "I gave her beads and bracelets fine...." "Merry my heard, merry my cocks... Merry my hey down derry... we were wondrous merry."
AUTHOR: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Scott); reported to have been composed 1690 (source: WIkipedia, as of Oct. 17. 2013)
KEYWORDS: courting love food drink nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scott-EnglishSongBook, pp. 18-19, 'Catch" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [28 words]: This is a composed "catch," and has not been found in tradition that I know of, but it has been recorded by several "folk" performers, so I decided to include it. - RBW
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File: SESC018

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