Well Rung, Tom!

DESCRIPTION: "Well rung, Tom boy! Well rung Tom! Ding dong! Cuckoo! Well rung, Tom. The owl and the cuckoo, the fool and the song Well sung, cuckoo; Well rung, Tom."
AUTHOR: Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695) (see notes)
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: music bird
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, p. 305, "Well Rung, Tom!" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 737)
Roud #1342
NOTES: The current description is all of the Williams-Thames text.
At least two sites claim Henry Purcell as the author (Laymusic and Swarthmore College Computer Society), and you can find the tune at the former site. That may not be authoritative but it's a starting point. - BS
Last updated in version 2.6
File: WT305C

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