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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9* s. XL JA*. 3, im


It 's dowie i' the bin' o' hairst,

At the wa'gang o' the swallow, When the winds grow cauld, when the burns grow

bauld,

An' the wuds are hingin' yellow. This enshrines the mood represented by the equestrian pace of Clerk Colvin.

THOMAS BAYNE.


A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE

WORKS OF CHARLES DIBDIN.

(Continued from 9 th S. x. 245.)

1790. The Wags ; or, The Camp of Pleasure, a Table Entertainment written & composed by Charles Dibdin, first performed 18th October, 1790.

The songs were published in folio, price Is., signed by Dibdin, on a sheet of 4 pp. Usually the music and first stanza of the songs are on pp. 2 and 3, the front being blank, and p. 4 occupied by the rest of the words and arrangements for flute and (or) guitar. Ex- ceptions are noted. The headings of the songs, unless mentioned as otherwise, are similar to that on No. 1.

1. The Watery Grave. Written and composed by Mr. Dibdin, for his entertainment called The Wags, or The Camp of Pleasure. London : Printed and Sold by the Author, at his Music Warehouse, No. 411 Strand, opposite the Adelphi. Title on front page.

2. A Drop of the Creature.

3. Sound Argument.

4. Patrick Row. (Price marked with a pen.)

5. The Soldier's Adieu.

6. Nautical Philosophy. (No price marked.)

7. Indian Death Song.

8. Happy Jerry.

9. Jack in his Element. Title on front page.

10. The Joys of the Country.

11. Death or Victory. Title on front page.

12. The Virtue of Drunkenness.

13. Buxom Nan.

14. Family Likeness.

15. Morality in the Foretop.

16. The Dustman.

17. Swizzy.

18. Soldier Dick.

19. The Shipwreck.

20. The Negro and his Banier.

21. Olympian Hunt.

22. The Camp of Pleasure. 4 pp.

23. Death Alive.

24. Irish [Mock?] Italian Song. 12 pp. Front and back blank. Price 2s. 6d.

25. Shenkin and Winny.

26. Celia.

27. The Woodman.

28. The True English Sailor.

29. True Friendship.

30. The Wily Fox.

31. A Savage Love Song.

32. Bonny Kate.

33. Little Ben.

34. The Constant Sailor.

35. The Pleasures of the Chase.

,??V L . ove ' 8 Concerto. (This was apparently in ' The Oddities as ' The Musician's Love Song.')


37. Wigs ; or, The Inundation. Sung also in * The Oddities' (revived).

On Nos. 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 36 appears a note adver- tising the harpsichord lessons (see below). Of several songs 1 have later impressions from the plates, which bear also Dibdin's Leicester Place address. I have seen still later issues in most cases from Dibdin's plates of Nos. 5, 9, 18, 27, and 32 by G. Walker, No. 13 by J. Diether, No. 16 by J. Lawson, also a pirated single sheet of No. 33 by Hime of Dublin. Hogarth includes the following songs in his collection as in ' The Wags ' :

  • 38. Neighbours Fare.
  • 39. Peace and War.
  • 40. The Difficult Task.
  • 41. Crotchets and Quavers.

Early advertisements of 'The Wags' men- tion No. 39, also a song :

42. Hey Fellow Welt Met (of which I find no other trace), also ' The Finale.'

1790. (Museum date, doubtful.) * Ode in honour of His Majesty's birthday, written and composed by C. Dibdin. London, folio.

1790. *Book of the songs in A Divertisement [sic], with Dialogue intended only to introduce the following favourite songs, selected, written and composed (with new Accompanyments) by Mr. Dibdin. In two parts; 13 songs and an overture. The first performance, at Covent Garden Theatre, was on 23rd November, 1790.

1791. A Sonata, adapted for the Harpsichord or Piano-Forte, with an accompaniment for the violin or flute ; from the subjects of Bachelor's Hall, Poor Tom, & the Camp of Pleasure ; being No. 1 of a collection to be publish'd monthly by Mr. Dibdin from the favorite Songs in his Wags and Oddities. Printed and sold by the Author at his Music ware- house 411 Strand. Oblong folio, 8 pp., front and back blank. Signed at foot of first engraved page. Nos. 2 and 3 are similar. The subjects in No. 2 are 'Happy Jerry,' 'The Virtue of Drunkenness,' and the 'Greenwich Pensioner.' Those in No. 3 are the ' Mock Italian Song,' ' Ben Backstay,' and ' Peggy Perkins.' Price Is. Qd. A fourth number was advertised as in preparation in an advertisement of Dib- din's Entertainment, but I doubt if it appeared.

1791. Private Theatricals ; or, Nature in Nubibus, a Table Entertainment by Charles Dibdin, first performed 31st October, 1791.

The songs were published in folio, price Is., signed by Dibdin, on a sheet of 4 pp. Usually the music of the song is on pp. 2 and 3, the front being blank, and p. 4 occupied by the rest of the words and arrangements for flute and (or) guitar. Exceptions are noted. Headings of songs are similar to No. 1, or mentioned as otherwise.

1. Bill Bobstay written and composed by Mr. Dibdin, for his entertainment called Private Thea-