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Track(s) taken from CDH55013

Gather your rosebuds

composer
1640; To the Virgins, to make much of Time
author of text
later included in Hesperides (1648)

The City Waites
Recording details: October 1980
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1988
Total duration: 1 minutes 29 seconds
 
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Gather your rosebuds  [1'29]

Reviews

'Splendid, vigorous, animated, hilarious' (Hi-Fi News)

'Rollicking good 'Rollicking good fun' (The Cornish Guardian)

'Highly entertaining' (Classical Music)
This song is an interesting example of an ‘art’ song becoming a broadside ballad. The words are by the famous poet Robert Herrick (1591–1674) and the music is by William Lawes (1602–1645). The tune was printed in many instrumental and song collections and was so popular that it was used for other ballads unconnected with the original text.

from notes by Douglas Wootton 1981

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