Scotland, It Burneth

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The Lant Manuscript is called "KC 1", and is found in the Kings College Library at Cambridge University. It is dated 1580, and is described in this article:

Vlasto, Jill. "An Elizabethan Anthology of Rounds", Musical Quarterly XL (1954) 222-234.

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This round is the earliest known round in the theme of "Scotland's burning" or "London's burning".

Scotland, it burneth,
Look out, look out,
Fire fire, fire fire,
Cast on more water.

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