Sheet Music: The King and the Countryman

TitleThe King and the Countryman
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
RangeE4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo88 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-10-27
Last updated2017-10-27
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Categories
Ballads, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 27 October 2017

Tune of the Day: The King and the Countryman

traditional song, arranged for two flutes

This short duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833. The song appears to have originated from a poem called “The King and Northern Man, Shewing How a Poor Northumberland Man (Tenant to the King) Being Wronged by a Lawyer (His Neighbour) Went to the King Himself to Make Known His Grievance”. The earliest known appearance of this poem is in edition published in 1640, but there is little doubt that the story is much older.