Monday, May 17, 2010

Notable Rascals

That picture of a cithern comes from an instruction book from 1652, all about how to play the cithern and the gittern. Go get your cithern! I've already warmed up my gittern. The first three songs in the book are called "John come kisse me now. First way. John come kiss me now. Second way," and "John come kisse me. The third way." Ha ha ha! Olden times. There's also a song called "O Rogues, notable rascals, or Smarra Galumpshe." That sounds good!