Young (arr.) : Old Sir Simon the king (with variations) : Score, part(s) and cover page | Music | Classical

Young (arr.) : Old Sir Simon the king (with variations) : Score, part(s) and cover page

Young (arr.) : Old Sir Simon the king (with variations) : Score, part(s) and cover page 148891-12000
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Composer: David Young (arr.) ( c.1707 - c.1755)
Forces: Vn.Vc.Kbd.

One night it entered my mind to wander up and down
No company could I find 'til I came to the Rose and Crown
The barman was sick with the mumps, the maid was ill at her ease
The tapster was down in the dumps: they were all of one disease:
For drink shall make a man drunk, drunk shall make a man dry,
Dry shall make a man sick and sick shall make a man die
Says old Sir Simon the king, old Sir Simon the king
With his ale dropped toes and his malmsey nose
Sing hey ding ding-a ding ding


The tune's first appearance in print was in the 6th (1679) edition of the "Dancing Master" but it was first printed in its prevalent form as a set of variations with a ground bass in "Musick's Handmaid", 1689, attributed to Henry Purcell.

The current set was recorded as newly fashionable in Young's collection of 1740, known as the MacFarlane manuscript. This edition has been transposed up a full tone (D major), and the bass line has been imported editorially from Bremner's slightly later version of the piece.

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Composer: David Young (arr.) ( c.1707 - c.1755)Forces: Vn.Vc.Kbd.One night it entered my mind to wander up and down No company could I find 'til I came to the Rose and Crown The barman was sick with the mumps, the maid was ill at her ease The taps
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