This French folk song is sung both as a nursery rhyme and as a drinking song. It first appeared in print in 1535, and some sources indicate that the music may have been composed by Orlande de Lassus, an important Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance.
This short piece in F major, originally written as a study for solo piano by German pianist and composer Friedrich Burgmüller, is taken from his 25 Études faciles et progressives, Op. 100. The piece is also known by the English title “Chatterbox”.
This tune is taken from Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1808, published in London by Goulding & Co.
Admiral Lord James Gambier (1756–1833) was a career Royal Navy officer who served in the Channel Fleet during the wars with Napoleon. At the time of Goulding's publication Gambier had just been awarded the thanks of Parliament and a peerage, becoming Baron Gambier of Iver.