Daniel Purcell, "Why doest thou fly me pretty maid" [song]

Scope and Content

"A Dialogue sung by an old Man, and a young Woman"

Heading continues, "Set by Mr Daniell Purcell". Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940), imprint no. 152, indicate that the song was printed in: "The Single Songs [...] Sung in the New Opera, Call'd Brutus of Alba" (London: J. Heptinstall for Henry Playford, 1696).

Key: d

Tempo: 3[/4]

Medium: 2 S, bc