Talk:Thomas Ford (composer)

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There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind[edit]

Is "There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind" definitely by him? I have a book, The New Penguin Book of Love Poetry, edited by Jon Stallworthy, which says Anon. I think Ford either just collected it and other pieces in Music of Sundry Kinds, or else wrote the music, but not the words, judging by poemhunter, daypoems, http://www.users.on.net/~algernon/sincefirst/index.html and http://www0.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/And_yet_I_love_her_till_I_die_(Charles_Hubert_Hastings_Parry). Probably the later, as Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, Volume 90 says the title page has "composed by Thomas Ford" ("Attributions", page x, http://books.google.ie/books?id=u4ujSrX0DgsC&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=Musicke+of+Sundrie+Kindes&source=bl&ots=hY4lLfPt82&sig=hZ9Ux7XNJrnDg1shWoGu-boOjAs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SKvyUKviHoKEhQfcjYFg&ved=0CGQQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=Musicke%20of%20Sundrie%20Kindes&f=false ) though that might just be the second volume? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.198.120.51 (talk) 18:16, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

He's only known to have written the music. The claim was added a few days ago here; I just removed it, as it lacks a source, and Ford was not known as a poet, only a composer. Thank you for pointing it out. Antandrus (talk) 18:43, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I'd only just heard of him, so wasn't confident enough to remove it myself. 94.198.120.51 (talk) 21:21, 30 January 2013 (UTC)