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A song made extempore by a gentleman occasion'd by a fly drinking out of his cup of ale. Set by Dr: Green.

Title
A song made extempore by a gentleman occasion'd by a fly drinking out of his cup of ale. Set by Dr: Green.
Author
Greene, Maurice, 1696-1755.
Publication
[London, 174-?]

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Notated musicPermit needed Berg Coll 79-100 no. 22Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Additional Authors
Bourne, Vincent, 1695-1747.
Description
score ([1] l.); 35 cm.
Subjects
Note
  • For variations see: BUC early music, 399 //
  • For 2 voices. (treble and bass) and figured bass; part for flute at end.
  • First line: Busy curious thirsty fly.
  • Words attributed to W. Oldys; first published in the Scarborough miscellany, 1732. Cf. DNB, vol. 14, p. 1014.
  • Issued also with title The fly. An edition ca. 1735 ascribes words to "Mr. Bourn," i. e. Vincent Bourne, author of the Latin version Musca. Cf. BUC; Foxon, p. 71.
  • William Rees-Mogg copy.
Call Number
Berg Coll 79-100 no. 22
Author
Greene, Maurice, 1696-1755.
Title
A song made extempore by a gentleman occasion'd by a fly drinking out of his cup of ale. Set by Dr: Green.
Imprint
[London, 174-?]
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Bourne, Vincent, 1695-1747.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll 79-100 no. 22
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