Old English Country Dances: Gathered from Scarce Printed Collections, and from Manuscripts. With Illustrative Notes and a Bibliography of English Country Dance Music

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W. Reeves, 1890 - Country-dances - 55 pages
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Page 27 - IF all the world were paper, And all the sea were ink, And all the trees were bread and cheese, What should we do for drink?
Page 40 - Sandgate I heard a lassie sing— Weel may the keel row, The keel row, the keel row, Weel may the keel row That my laddie's in.
Page 35 - The cuckoo's a bonny bird, when he comes home, The cuckoo's a bonny bird, when he comes home, He'll fley away the wild birds that hank about the throne, My bonny cuckoo, when he comes home. The...
Page 31 - Since now the world's turn'd upside down, And all things chang'd in Nature ; As if a doubt were newly grown, We had the same Creator : Of ancient Modes and former ways, I'll teach you, Sirs, the manner ; In good Queen Besses Golden Days, When I was a Dame of Honour. I had an ancient Noble Seat, Tho...
Page 40 - Merry may the keel row, The keel row, the keel row, Merry may the keel row, The ship that my love's in. My love has breath o' roses, O' roses, o' roses, Wi' arms o' lily posies, To fauld a lassie in.
Page 34 - (p. 34), says : " I believe the set I now give is, at least, eight or nine years previous. It is from ' A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish, and Foreign Airs — Glasgow, James Aird, Vol. I.' Oblong i6mo. It is unfortunately not dated, but I cannot find any air in it which gives a later date than 1775 or 1776, and I fix its publication at about that period.
Page 32 - AI was a driving my Waggon one Day, I met a young Damsel tight, buxom, and gay; I kindly accosted her with a low Bow, And I felt my whole Body I cannot tell how; Ge ho Dobin, hi ho Dobin, Ge ho Dobin, Ge ho, Ge ho.
Page ii - Scotland and which, it is believed, will be now for the first time printed. TOGETHER WITH THEIR APPROPRIATE WORDS FROM BROADSIDES AND FROM TRADITIONAL SO With Illustrative Notes by FRANK KIDSON.
Page 41 - WHILE strolling down sweet Sandgate Street, A man-o'-war's blade I chanc'd to meet ; To the sign of " The Ship " I haul'd him in, To drink a good glass, till the tide came in.
Page 30 - He had shown her all the lodgings great and small, The Tower, the Bower, the Green, thy; Queen, And famed St. George's Hall,

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