For general editing notes, please click here - Clicking on the number of the piece will give details of specific departures from the original version
For the time being most PDF files only hold one piece - arrows all link to the next file, where the pieces form a whole and are fairly short. StringWalker and Django files are zipped, and users can obviously join them together as they like, and edit them in other ways.
**The pieces in mensural notation are now included - they are all in one PDF file.**
If you want to use the midi files for editing purposes, don't forget that the repeats will need to be removed in some of the pieces - it's up to you to judge where they are.
1 The Souldiers Song
2 The Earle of Pembrooke his Galliard
4a A Souldiers March
4b The Spirit of Gambo
5 My Mistresse Familiar
6 The Duke of Holstones Almayne
7 My Hope is Decayed
8 Adue Sweete Love &
9 Be merry a day will come
10 Harke, Harke
11 A Souldiers Resolution
14 Good againe
15 A Polish Ayre
16 A Pollish Vilanell
17 A Pollish Ayre
18 A Pollish Ayre
19 A Pollish Ayre
20 A Pollish Vilanel
21 Tom and Mistresse Fine
22 Twinckeldum Twinckeldum
23 & 24 Peeters Pleasure and the second part
25 A Question
26 An Aunswere
27 The New Cut
28 Now I come
29 Sir Humphrey
30 A Merry Conceite
31 My Mistresse hath a pritty thing
32 She loves it well
33Hit it in the middle
34 Tickell, Tickell
36 I Am Falling
37 Tickle me quickly
38 Touch me lightly
39 Duke John of Polland his Galiard
40 A Careles Humor
41 An English Frenchman
42 A Pavin
43 A Humorous Pavin
44 A Pavin
45 A Pavin
46 Captaine Humes Pavan
47 Loves Farewell
48 A Souldiers Galiard
49 Loves Galiard
50 - 85 The Pricke-Song
(Pieces in mensural notation)
86 Mistresse Tittles Jigge
87 A Jigge
88 A Jigge
89 A Jigge
90 A Jigge
91 A Wanton Humor
92 The Second Part (of A Wanton Humor)
93 & 94 My Mistresse humor when she hath
95 & 96 Beccus an Hungarian Lord his delight
97 My Mistresse Little Thing
99 The Duke of Holstones Delight (Duet)
100 - 101 Touch me sweetely (Duet)
110 The Second Part of Rosamond StringWalker Midi
116 The Olde humor
Lyraway pieces - Tune the viol
102 Loves Pashion StringWalker Midi 103 Loves Pastime StringWalker Midi 104 A Snatch and away StringWalker Midi 105 This Sport is ended StringWalker Midi 106 I am Melancholy StringWalker Midi 107 The Spirit of Musicke - Duet StringWalker Midi 108 Deepe thoughts revived - Trio StringWalker Midi 109 A Jigge for Ladies - Trio StringWalker Midi
111 The Princes Almayne (Duet for two on one Viol, tuned Lyra-way)
The Final Songs (and one instrumental)
these are in Django format
112 Fain would I change that note Django Midi 113 What greater griefe Django Midi Additional lyrics for pieces 3, 112 and 113 114 Alas poore men Django Midi 115 Captain Humes Lamentations Django Midi
General: In retranscribing these pieces, my first concern was to have equal bars - I have opted for the time signature solution which suited me best visually in each case - occasionally this was impossible, and it was necessary either to change a note value (the white in the middle of a note is often filled in with ink, and sometimes a crotchet has a white dot in the middle), or in some cases to change the time signature for a bar or two to fit everything in. Only rarely and in the most obvious cases have I changed a note, preferring not to doubt the original if there was an element of discord where I could not immediately see a misprint. Top Pieces
1. The melody is written in three C clefs (3rd, 4th and bottom lines and in treble clef - it is also a fifth higher than the accompaniment - I have rationalized this. Top Pieces
2. I have put the first repeat back to the second bar - you can ignore this if you think it sounds right as it stood. Top Pieces
3. The tune has been transposed as for the first piece. The intention is to repeat the first (4/4) section at the end of the song with the following variation for the last line:-
'For you see I have prowde it' Top Pieces
4a. There are two pieces numbered 4 - This is the first, on page C2 verso and D recto. I have made several changes:
1) My bar 67 - the flag over the first chord (covering the next 8 notes) looks like a minim, but it seems to drag too much, so I have interpreted it as a crotchet passage.
2) My bar 82 - the first flag is a crotchet, which leaves you a beat out by the time you get to the semibreve at the end of the passage: I decided that the best way to recuperate the beat was by doubling the value of that first note.
3) The repeat instruction in the original is written on the staff - there are three crosses - take your pick.
4) There are odd numbers from time to time in the original, 2 and 5 - I do not know what they mean, and have not included them - they normally appear on the fifth line, but occasionally the fourth or third - any ideas? The same phenomenon in piece 11 is noted in full. Top Pieces
5. My bar 20 - the 'c' shown on the fourth line (D) is corrected to the fifth (A) Top Pieces
7. 1)My bar 20, beats 3 and 4 - the flag looks like a minim, but crotchets seem more likely.
2)My bar 32, beats 1 and 2 - as for bar 20 Top Pieces
11. My bar 38 - a breve is required.
My bar 89 - I have added an extra semiquaver (7 in the original group)
See Note 4 for piece 4A, but here the '5' seems to indicate a 'Petite Reprise' of the final 'March away' section
The figure 2 appears as follows, using my bar numbers
Bar 66, 3rd beat, 5th line; Bar 71, 1st beat, 5th line; Bar 74/75 'on the barline', 5th line; Bar 86, last semiquaver, 4th line; Bar 88, third semiquaver of second beat, 5th line; Bar 90, penultimate semiquaver, 5th line. Top Pieces
12. 1) The chord on the third beat of bar 3 sounds bad until arpeggiated
2)My bars 6, 18 and 38 are in 4/2 to avoid ties over barlines (intabulating the whole piece in 4/2 did not solve the problem.
3) My bar 98 - 'a' fifth line corrected to sixth line Top Pieces
14. 1) My bars 53-54 changed to 4/2 to avoid 'hanging' quavers
2) My bar 104 - the minim appears in a bar of its own - I have taken it to be an anachrusis at the beginning of a new section.
3) My bar 145 - the breve (6 beats) seemed rather long, so I halved it, probably unnecessarily Top Pieces
16. My bar 22, second beat - the chord is shown on the second and third strings, which sounds very wrong - dropping by a string gives a reasonable result.
17. Final chord - the bottom string is included open - I have not included the 'a'
18. My bar 17 - the flag is black, but the notes do not add up, hence the minims - this gives the same ending as the first part. Top Pieces
19. The anachrusis seems to be a minim - after several listens, I decided that a crotchet sounded better Top Pieces
21. My bar 31, third beat - the fourth string 'c' needed a crotchet flag for the rhythm and the count. Top Pieces
22. A difficult piece to intabulate, and the bar numbers are confusing as a result; in ternary tablature, a 'crotchet' is one beat, a 'crotchet without a tail' is two, and a 'minim' is three. I have taken a 'semibreve' as six.
The problem is that dotted 'minims' appear in several bars in this piece. As there is a '3' after the following 'crotchet', I have taken this to be a 4/4 bar on each occasion, although it sounds better if you treat the dotted minim as being worth five counts.
The bars concerned are :- 10, 12(where there is a dot over the chord, followed by a crotchet over the space between the chord and the open top string, which itself is given a minim flag). With the confused numbering, it reappears two bars before my 15, two before my 20, 20 itself, and 22.
24. The last chord is printed on the top four strings - try it like that if you like. Top Pieces
25. My bar 10, second beat - the flag looks like a minim in the original, but that interpretation makes no sense.
My bar 15, beat three - the quaver run is semiquavers in the original.
My bar 18 - the quaver run is sevn notes long and needed an eighth - the last note ('d' second string) is my addition.
27. My bars 19 and 20. The three beat flag in bar 19 is unchanged till the quaver run - I have tried to make sense of the passage by tying the three beats over, and starting on crotchets again on the following fifth-string 'a'.
My bar 34, first beat - these are still quavers in the original, but the count was wrong - the crotchet seemed to follow the rhythm of the preceding bars better.
28. In the last bar there is an 'a' on the bottom string just before the final chord. If there is a place for it, it would have to be after that chord as an echo. I have removed it. Top Pieces
31. Bar 20, beat 2 - there looks to be a letter on the fifth string, which I have not included, as it makes less sense of the repeated phrase.
33. Bar 5 beat 4 - the letter could be a 'c' or an 'e'
38. Bar 11, beat 4: there is one note short - the 'b' on the third string is my choice
Bar 20 , first beat - I have taken what looks like a minim flag to be a badly printed crotchet, which gives the right number of beats to the bar.
40. Bars 7 and 8 - there is a hint of a tail to the flag - these eight notes could well have been intended as quavers.
41. Bar 2 - the first crotchet is not dotted in the original, but there is no doubt that what follows is a quaver.
Bar 21 - Usual problem with a dotted minim in triple time just before the repeat, and an anachrusis following it.
Bar 22, beat 2 - I have removed the 'd' on the second string which appears in the original.
42. Bar 13, beat 2 - the flag looks to have semiquaver tails, which makes no sense rhythmically - corrected to crotchets.
The last couple of bars are strange - to get the beats right, I have changed the final semibreve chord to a minim with fermata.
44. There are some cross bar (tied) notes in bars 21 to 23, which I could resolve in no other obvious way;
In bar 36 beat three, the quavers continue in the original, making the bar a beat short - corection to crotchets.
Bar 37 beat 3, the bottom note of the chord is given open (a) - correction to 'c'
46. The last note of my bar 34 is marked as a quaver - corrected to a crotchet Top Pieces
47. My bar 43, first beat - the chord includes has an open fourth string, which I have corrected to 'c'
The last two bars do not add up - the flags at the beginning of bar 60 appear to have a tail, which gives 9 beats. I have taken them as crotchets, which would give 10 - to reach eight, I have corrected the final semibreve in the original to a minim with a fermata.
48. My bar 16, first chord - the original shows a 'c' on the second string
49. To avoid awkward ties across bars, I have put my bar 4 into 6/2 - the rest fits more comfortably into 3/2
99. I have taken the '5' to be a 'Petite Reprise' indicator - unlike the barlines, it matches in both parts. Top Pieces
100. The repeat path is unclear - The first section must conclude the piece, but perhaps only from the 'Petite Reprise' sign. Top Pieces