Sheet Music: Begone Dull Care

TitleBegone Dull Care
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-09-08
Last updated2018-09-08
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Saturday 8 September 2018

Tune of the Day: Begone Dull Care

Traditional English song and dance tune

This song's title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes, which he wrote c. 1800.

Begone dull care! I prithee be gone from me;
Begone dull care! You and I shall never agree.
Long time hast thou been tarrying here and fain thou wouldst me kill.
But in faith, dull care, thou never shalt have thy will.

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