Welcome to the Thomas Ravenscroft songbook! This webpage is devoted to
singing the songs and rounds of Thomas Ravenscroft, who is perhaps one
of the first people ever to have published collections of folk music
in English. These tunes mostly date from the years 1609 to 1611.
Included with each link below is an image of the music, and a
"learning quality" mp3 of a performance. [ No, I'm not a Laurel
for my vocal performance skills ;-) ]
I bet you never imagined there'd be such a thing as a "drinking round." Yep, they exist!
Bonus Rounds from the Lant Manuscript
The Lant Manuscript dates from 1580, and is preserved on a roll of parchement
in the library of Kings College, Cambridge University. It has a bunch of rounds
also found in Ravenscroft, but these 2 are not in Ravenscroft:
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