minstrel: Pastime with Good Company

warden warden_2 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 16 13:52:35 PDT 2005

I stumbled upon a problem that might be of interest to this group:

King Henry VIII wrote a song called Pastime With Good Company" that is 
often sung as SCA and other medieval events.  It's a very catchy tune 
and there are many references to it on the Internet such as the following:


However, I recently found a print of the original music, which is 
slightly different.


Note the 17th note.  Why is the sharp there?  Am I missing something?

Thank you!
-Robert Warden
Boulder, CO

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