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

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

Gather your rosebuds
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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