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Who liveth so merry

from Songs of Four Voices in Deutromelia, 1609
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This is one of Freeman’s Songs of Four Voices in Thomas Ravenscroft’s Deutromelia, published in 1609. The three spoken passages are from (respectively), Christ’s Tears over Jerusalem (Thomas Nashe, 1593), The Seven Deadly Sins of London (Thomas Dekker, 1606), and The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare).

from notes by Douglas Wootton 1981


How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman


Track 3 on CDH55013 [4'57]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55013 track 3

Recording date
8 October 1980
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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