Thomas Ford

(1580 - 1648 / England)

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Thomas Ford, lutenist and composer, was born in England in 1580.

Not much is known about Ford, though it is known that he was appointed the position of musician to Prince Henry in 1611, and from 1625 to the civil war, appointed the same position to Charles I.

He was remember principally as a composer of ‘ayres’, a type of composition developed by Dowland, a melodic ... more »

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  • ''There is a lady sweet and kind,
    Was never face so pleased my mind;
    I did but see her passing by,
    And yet I love her till I die.''
    Thomas Ford (1580-1648). Attributed to Ford. There is a Lady Sweet and Kind (l. 1-4). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison an...
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