Sheet Music: Cherry Ripe

TitleCherry Ripe
ComposerCharles Edward Horn (1786–1849)
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyC major
RangeE4–E6
Time signature4/4
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-06-10
Last updated2016-06-10
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Traditional/Folk

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Friday 10 June 2016

Tune of the Day: Cherry Ripe

arranged for two flutes

This English song was quite popular in the 19th century and at the time of World War I. Its music was composed by Charles Edward Horn (1786–1849), a composer and singer from London, while its lyrics date back to 17th-century poet Robert Herrick. It is thought that the refrain originated as a trader's street cry:

Cherry ripe, cherry ripe,
Ripe I cry,
Full and fair ones
Come and buy.

The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.