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Title:

Sae merry as we have been

Tune:``8xFE/4.D8E4xF/`4.D8ExFA/   (Plaine and Easie code)
Plaine and Easie code beginning on C: ``C`bB/bAbB``C/,bAbB`CbE/
Listen:MP3
Key signature:xFC
Time Signature:3/4
Length (no. of bars):24
Verses and lines:4 x 8 S
Bibliographic references: Bremner, R. 2nd Set of Scots Songs, p.12, [1759]
Corri, D. Collection II, p.28, [1783]
Dale, J. Collection I, p.38, [1795]
Johnson, J. Scots M.M. I, p.60, no.59, [1787]
Miniature Museum II, p.276, [1818]
Musical Miscellany, p.26, 1786
Napier, W. Selection I, p.58, [1790]
Oswald, J. Collection of the Best? Songs, p.2, [1761]
Ritson, J. Scotish Songs I, p.121, 1794
Sime, D. Edinburgh Musical Miscellany I, p.74, 1792
Smith, R. A. Scotish Minstrel II, p.52, [1821]
Stewart, N. 30 Scots Songs II, p.13, [c.1780]
Thomson, G. Sel. Coll. Set 4 p.82, [1799]
Thomson, W. Orpheus Caledonius II, p.3, 1733
Walsh, J. Coll. Of Orig. S.S. p.[19], [1732?]
Related names: Bremner, Robert, d. 1789.
Corri, D. (Domenico), 1746-1825.
Dale, Joseph, 1750-1821.
Johnson, James, ca.1750-1811.
Napier, William, 1740?-1812.
Oswald, James, 1711-1769.
Ritson, Joseph, 1752-1803.
Sime, D. (David), d. 1807.
Smith, Robert Archibald, 1780-1829.
Stewart, Neil.
Thomson, Mr. (George), 1757-1851.
Thomson, William
Walsh, J
Versions:

Song title: Sae merry as we have been
First words: A Lass that was leaden'd with care
References: Bremner, R. 2nd Set of Scots Songs, p.12, [1759] ; Napier, W. Selection I, p.58, [1790] ; Johnson, J. Scots M.M. I, p.60, no.59, [1787] ;

Song title: Sae merry as we have been
First words: A Lass that was loaden with care
References: Walsh, J. Coll. Of Orig. S.S. p.[19], [1732?] ; Ritson, J. Scotish Songs I, p.121, 1794 ; Dale, J. Collection I, p.38, [1795] ; Thomson, G. Sel. Coll. Set 4 p.82, [1799] ; Smith, R. A. Scotish Minstrel II, p.52, [1821] ;

Song title: Sae merry as we have been
First words: Now Phebus advances on high
References: Thomson, W. Orpheus Caledonius II, p.3, 1733 ; Sime, D. Edinburgh Musical Miscellany I, p.74, 1792 ; Oswald, J. Collection of the Best? Songs, p.2, [1761] ; Corri, D. Collection II, p.28, [1783] ; Stewart, N. 30 Scots Songs II, p.13, [c.1780] ; Musical Miscellany, p.26, 1786 ;

Song title: Sae merry as we have been
First words: While frequent on Tweed and on Tay
References: Miniature Museum II, p.276, [1818] ;

Song title: Sae merry as we have been
First words: Ye woods and ye mountains unknown
References: Thomson, G. Sel. Coll. Set 4 p.82, [1799] ;

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