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Broadside ballad entitled 'Come Sweet Lass' and 'Sweet is the Lass that loves me'


The first ballad begins: 'COME Sweet Lass, / it?s bonny Weather lets together / Come sweet Lass, / let's trip it on the Grass: / Every where, / poor Jockie seeks his Dear, / Unless that she appear, / he sees no Beauty there.' The text preceding it reads: 'OR Loves invitation / To a new Tune.'

The second ballad begins: 'THe Damask Rose or Lilly fair, / the Couslip and the Pansie, / With my true Love cannot compare, / for beauty nor for fancy.' The text preceding it reads: 'A young Mans Resolution to prove constant to his Sweet heart. / To the Tune of, Omnia vincit Amor.'

Very little information was recorded about either of these songs. The second tune occasionally goes by the title of 'The Damask Rose'. This sheet would have been an especially attractive purchase because it would have cost the same as a standard broadside, but there would have been two songs on it. It is also designed to be cut in half, if desired, and so was a more flexible purchase.

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Probable date of publication: 1701   shelfmark: Ry.III.a.10(067)
Broadside ballad entitled 'Come Sweet Lass' and 'Sweet is the Lass that loves me'
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