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The Foggy, Foggy Dew. for Piano

Composer
trad.
Year of composition
1689
Lyricist
anon.
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

The earliest version of the Foggy, Foggy Dew, is a lamentful ballad of a young lover. It was published in England on a Broadside around 1815. The tune is actually a late 18th or early 19th century revision of When I First Came To Court, licensed in 1689 and is found on page 250 of vol.5 in Pepys Ballad Collection Facsimile according to John Wardroper's Lovers, Rakes and Rouges. The modernized text is found in Wardroper's Lovers on pgs. 87-88 and was originally named The Frightened Yorkshire Damsel or Fears Dispersed by Pleasure, or The Bogulmaroo.

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