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Mick Pearce (MCP) Early music song 'pretty bird' (9) RE: Early music song 'pretty bird' 05 Jul 19


The Lovekyn version of a Pretty Duck has an altered last verse which spoils the structure (where the text at the end of one verse leads into the start of the next) of the song (not to mention the innuendo!).

The lyrics I have go (without the repeats):

  A tickling part that maidens love
  But I can never get
  Yet long have sought and still do crave
  At rest my heart to set.

Recordings online seem hard to find. The only other recording I know of offhand is The Boston Camerata on Elizabethan Songbook.

(There is a score arranged for 4 voices at IMSLP: A Pretty Ducke

Mick


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