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As I walked forth, or The Deceased Maiden Lover

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The original title of this ballad was ‘The Deceased Maiden Lover’, and the tune direction is for ‘Bonny Nell’, which no longer survives. The setting on this record is by Robert Johnson (c1583–1633), lutenist to Elizabeth I, who subsequently provided much of the music in Shakespeare’s plays. The four-part setting in the last verse is an arrangement by The City Waites.

from notes by Douglas Wootton © 1981


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


Track 13 on CDH55013 [2'58]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55013 track 13

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