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The Miller of Dee

First line:
There was a jolly miller once
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


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


Track 7 on CDH55013 [2'23]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55013 track 7

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