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Who Gave Thee Thy Jolly Red Nose?

Tunes from the taverns, streets and theatres of 16th and 17th century England

Arranged for 1, 2, 3 & 4 recorders

Who Gave Thee Thy Jolly Red Nose?TWENTY-ONE delightful, playable recorder pieces to suit a variety of levels of proficiency. This book includes an introduction to the repertoire, song texts and helpful notes on each piece.

To order: Peacock Press –
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Book contents:

  1. Drive the cold winter away                            
  2. Blow thy horn hunter                          
  3. Three country dances in one                          
  4. The plain downright merry wooing
  5. He that will an alehouse keep           
  6. Mother Watkins' ale                                       
  7. The lunatick lover                           
  8. Back and sides go bare                       
  9. The bonny, bonny broome                            
  10. Of all the birds
  11. The downfall of dancing                  
  12. Give me my yellow hose again!        
  13. The female captain                                        
  14. Oh my panting heart                         
  15. The husband who met his match      
  16. Oh mother, Roger                             
  17. The baffled knight                                          
  18. Would ye have a young virgin          
  19. The jovial lass                                   
  20. The anglers' song                               
  21. We be soldiers three