Added by tsk. Detailed search. The first publication date of the earliest known extant broadside of this ballad actually occurred between and , the years in which its publisher, Henry Gosson, was in business. A verse from the ballad is also used in a play by Beaumont and Fletcher entitled "Knight of the Burning Pestle" circa , although the ballad may date back to as early as the 13th century. Lady Barnard convinces Little Musgrave to sleep with her as her husband is away.
This song exists in many textual variants and has several variant names. Little Musgrave or Matty Groves, Little Matthew Grew and other variations goes to church on a holy day either "the holy word to hear" or "to see fair ladies there". He sees Lord Barnard's wife, the fairest lady there, and realises that she is attracted to him.
Little Musgrave is a small village in the Eden district of Cumbria , England. The village lies within the historic county of Westmorland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the village in Cumbria.
Fehlerhaften Songtext melden. Log dich ein um diese Funktion zu nutzen. It fell upon a holy day, As many in the year, Musgrave to the church did go, To see fine ladies there And some were dressed in velvet red And some in velvet pale Then came Lord Barnard's wife The fairest 'mongst them all She cast an eye on the Little Musgrave As bright as summer's sun Said Musgrave unto himself This lady's heart I've won I have loved you, fair lady, full long and many's the day. And I have loved you, Little Musgrave, and never a word did say. I've a bower in Bucklesfordbury, it's my heart's delight. I'll take you back there with me if you'll lie in me arms tonight. But standing by was a little footpage, from the lady's coach he ran, Although I am a lady's page, I am Lord Barnard's man. Songtext kommentieren.