Sheet Music: All in a Garden Green

TitleAll in a Garden Green
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute and Strings
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo126 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2019-12-19
Last updated2019-12-19
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Thursday 19 December 2019

Tune of the Day: All in a Garden Green

arranged for flute and strings

The earliest known appearance of this melody is in William Ballet's Lute Book (1594). A ballad was registered with the Stationers' Company (an early form of copyrighting, and mandatory at the time) in 1566 called “All in a garden green, between two lovers”, which may or may not have been sung to the tune that later appeared in Ballet's manuscript. A further reference can be found in A Handefull of Pleasant Delites (1584), in which mention is made of “An excellent Song of an outcast Lover, to All in a Garden green”. Whether these early references referred to the same melody is not known, as the opening line is common to many songs of the period.

All in a garden green two lovers sat at ease,
As they could scare be seen among, among the leafy trees.