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Songs, mainly for solo voice and chorus, with or without keyboard accompaniment

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MS. Mus. e. 19

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The contents, some of which was probably copied from printed sheets, is:

(a) (p. 1) 'The Friend and Pitcher', [beg. 'The wealthy Fool']

(b) (pp. 2-3) 'Jack the Guinea Pig', [beg. 'When the Anchor's weigh'd']

(c) (pp. 4-5) 'How happily my Life I led, a new Song'

(d) (pp. 6-7a) 'The Soldiers adieu', [beg. 'Adieu adieu my only life']

(e) (pp. 7b-8) 'Tom Bowling' [by Charles Dibden]

(f) (pp. 9-13) 'The Knave's Necklace or Every Rogue a Halter. A new Anacreontic... sung at a Loyal Association at T-r previous to burning of Tom Paine in Effigy'

(g) (pp. 13-17) 'The Island as sung by Mr. Davies at Sadlers Wells words by T. Dibdin'

(h) (pp. 18-21) 'Croppies lie dowm', [beg. 'We soldiers of Erin']

(j) (pp. 22-25) 'Peace. A song for one or two voices by Thos. Shoel', [beg. 'The din of war']

(k) (p. 25) 'The picture of a glutton', [beg. 'A senseless blockhead'. Incomplete, no music]

(l) (p. 32) Incomplete song, v. 2 beg. 'Much surprised at the voice...'. No music

(m) (pp. 33-37) 'Cupid's Recruiting Serjeant. Sung by Mr. Vernon at Vauxhall'

(n) (pp. 37-48) ['The forsaken nymph'] 'Guardian Angels sung by Mr. Mahon at Dublin...' etc.

(o) (pp. 38-41) 'As t'other Day milking', with figured bass

(p) (pp. 41-42) 'A drinking song', [beg. 'Ye foils']

(q) (pp. 42-6) 'A Hunting Song', [beg. 'Far in the distant East']

(r) (pp. 46-49) 'A Punting Song sung by Mrs. 'Brighton in [General John (sic) Burgoyne's] The Maid of the Oake', [beg. 'Come rouse from your Fances']

(s) (pp. 49-52) 'The heaving of the Lead... sung by Mr. Incledon in the Heartford Bridge... by Mr. Shield'

(t) (pp. 53-56) 'Honest John Bull'

(u) (pp. 56-58) 'A Hunting Song. Tally Hoe', [beg. 'Ye sportsmen draw near']

(v) (pp. 59-64) 'The Vestry Dinner by Mr. Reeves' [i.e. William Reeve(?), beg. 'Church Warden I've been']

(w) (pp. 64-65) 'A new Song', [beg. 'Wine Wine is alone']

(x) (pp. 66-67) 'A new Song' to the tune The Vicar of Bray, [beg. 'In Charles the seconds merry Days']

(y) (pp. 68-69) 'An excellent old Song' [beg. 'Ye frolicksome sparks']

(z) (p. 70) 'A Song set by Mr. Gray', [beg. 'The Voy[a]ge is past']

(aa) (pp. 71-72) 'The Jolly Brisk Tar', [beg. 'Early one morning']

(bb) (pp. 73-74) 'God save the king Sung at the Theatre Royal for 2 Voices'

(cc) (pp. 74-76) Rule Britannia

(dd) (pp. 76-78) 'A Song on a good old Man & a Lazy Son', [beg. 'There was an old man']

(ee) (pp. 78-79) 'The Woodman', [beg. 'When far retir'd']

(ff) (pp. 80-82) 'A Social Companion... sung by Mr. Burling at the Spa Gardens Bermondsey composed by Mr Blewitt'

(gg) (pp. 83-84) 'A new Song', [beg. 'To sing you a song']

(hh) (pp. 84-86) 'The husband deceived in a Wife', [beg. 'Good people draw near']

(jj) (pp. 87-90) 'The Little Cot by Mr. Smith... Music by E. McEwan'

(kk) (p. 91) 'A new Song to the Tune of God save the king' [beg. 'May this good Company', probably written by James Lush]


  • Creation: 1800-1803


92 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. e. 19, p. 1].

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MS. Mus. e. 19

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16744


Songs, mainly for solo voice and chorus, with or without keyboard accompaniment, 1800-1803.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Custodial History

On p. 89 is written 'John Burbidge His Book July 30 1800' and 'James Lush His Book July 12 1801'. Inside both covers is written 'Isaac Burbidge His Book 1803'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1917.

Physical Facet

Ruled with staves as needed. Paper cover.

Songs, mainly for solo voice and chorus, with or without keyboard accompaniment
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom