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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
CDH55249
How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman
CDH55013
Lawes & Lawes: Songs
CDA67589
Time stands still
CDH55462

Details

Track 1 on CDA67589 [1'30]
Track 19 on CDH55013 [1'29]
Track 11 on CDH55249 [1'19]
Track 15 on CDH55462 [1'00]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55013 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
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