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    Default It Was A Lover And His Lass (Thomas Morley)

    Thomas Morley (1557-1602): "It Was A Lover And His Lass"
    Arranged for two instruments by Steven Hendricks

    This is one of only two surviving songs written for Shakespeare's plays during his lifetime. It was written by Morley for "As You Like It", to Shakespeare's lyrics -- this is the song where the "Hey-nonny-no" cliche comes from.

    I have previousy recorded it in a trio setting. This is a simpler duo arrangement, from:

    I am playing the first mandolin part on my Vinaccia bowlback, with the second part overdubbed afterwards.

    1898 Giuseppe Vinaccia mandolin
    Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin


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