Dowland – First book of airs

This is one of a series of posts about books used as source material for Art Song Central.

Book Title: First Book of Songs or Ayres of foure parts, with Tableture for the Lute
Author: John Dowland (1563-1626)
Editor: Edmund Fellowes (1870-1951)
Publisher: Stainer & Bell
Copyright: 1920

Google Books has Dowland’s First book of airs, part 1 available for download.

Contents, Part 1:

Note: I have posted many of these songs already, but only the versions in which the lute tabulature was transcribed. I encourage performers to avoid the versions with rewritten accompaniments.