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Gather your rosebuds

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

 
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

Recordings

English Lute Songs
CDH55249Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman
CDH55013Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Lawes & Lawes: Songs
CDA67589
Time stands still
CDH55462Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 1 on CDA67589 [1'30]
Track 19 on CDH55013 [1'29] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 11 on CDH55249 [1'19] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 15 on CDH55462 [1'00] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66008 track 19

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-81-00819
Duration
1'29
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 19
    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    Superseded by CDH55013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 19
    Release date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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