The Miller of Dee

First line:
There was a jolly miller once
composer
late seventeenth century?
author of text
found on a fly-leaf of Dryden's Miscellany, 1716

 
This interesting song has two printed versions. One is in David Herd’s Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs and the other is in Convivial Songster. The text presented here was found written on a fly-leaf of Dryden’s Miscellany (1716), the finder supposing it to be the original song. The tune is probably late seventeenth century.

from notes by Douglas Wootton © 1981

Recordings

How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman
CDH55013Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 7 on CDH55013 [2'23] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDH55013 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-81-00807
Duration
2'23
Recording date
8 October 1980
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman (CDA66008)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: January 1988
    Deletion date: May 1999
    Superseded by CDH55013
  2. How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman (CDH55013)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)