"Mr [?Richard] Brown"
The British union-catalogue of early music printed before the year 1801, ed. Edith B. Schnapper (London: Butterworth Scientific Publications, 1957) lists a song with the same opening text, by Richard Brown, giving a publication date of [c. 1700]. Not in Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940).
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