Within a Mile o' Edinburgh Toon

Written by Thomas D'Urfey (1653-1723). D'Urfey was a famous English dramatist whose patrons included Charles II, James II and William and Mary (after changing his religion). He wrote 32 plays and some 500 songs. The words and music for this tune first appeared in Delicae Musicae in 1696. The tune is sometimes attributed to Henry Purcell (with whom D'Urfey often collaborated). However, some sources suggest that it was probably written by Jeremiah Clarke.