From: [Various vocal and instrumental music]
Incipit: "Ye chearful virgins have ye seen"
Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (London: K. G. Saur, 1981), pressmark H.1994.a.(35), gives a song with the same title and incipit [by S. Howard], "Sung by Mr. Beard at Ranelagh", dated [1760?]. Not in the British union-catalogue of early music printed before the year 1801, ed. Edith B. Schnapper (London: Butterworth Scientific Publications, 1957); Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940); nor David Hunter, Opera and song books published in England, 1703-1726: a descriptive bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1997).