John Dowland, “Can She Excuse My Wrongs?”. Lute Song in Elizabethan England. Was the Renaissance Hit Parade from 1590s to 1610. Solo voice accompanied by lute. Lutes were also used in the French Air de Cour. Parts of the Lute. The top is called a soundboard .
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John Dowland, “Can She Excuse My Wrongs?”
Was the Renaissance Hit Parade from 1590s to 1610.
Exiled for ever, let me mourn
Where night's black bird her sad infamy sings,
There let me live forlorn.”Dowland's Lute Song Masterpiece
Point of fact: the post went unfilled for 4 years
The hired lutenist was not paid until a year after hired.
It was about money.Job of Dowland's Dreams: Queen's Musician of Lute
Dowland's lute part was based on the melody of "Will Yow Walke the Woods soe Wylde", reputed as a favorite of Henry the Eighth
Did the song bring favor to Essex??Can She Excuse My Wrongs?Or The Earl of Essex's Galliard