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Title:

Saw ye John a coming

Tune:`6F8.F8GA``6C`8.A8A``F/`6F8.F8GA``C`4A/   (Plaine and Easie code)
Plaine and Easie code beginning on C: `6C8.C8DE6G8.E8E``C/`6C8.C8DEG4E/
Listen:MP3
Key signature:bB
Time Signature:4./4
Length (no. of bars):7
Verses and lines:4 x 7 S
Bibliographic references: Bremner, R. 30 Scots Songs, p.6, [1757]
Dale, J. Collection I, p.7, [1795]
Graham, G. F. Popular Songs of Scotland, p.86, 1887
Holst, M. Selection of? Scottish Melodies, p.52, [c.1826]
Johnson, J. Scots M.M. I, p.10, no.9, [1787]
Miniature Museum II, p.218, [1818]
Smith, R. A. Scotish Minstrel II, p.53, [1821]
Smith, R. A. Scotish Minstrel IV, p.92, [1824]
Stewart, N. 30 Scots Songs I, p.23, [c.1780]
Thomson, G. Sel. Coll. Vol.3, p.10 [1802]
Urbani, P. Selection II, p.44, [1794]
Walsh, J. Collection of O.S.S. p. [2], [1732]
Watlen, J. [Collection], p.36, [c.1796]
Related names: Bremner, Robert, d. 1789.
Dale, Joseph, 1750-1821.
Graham, G. F. (George Farquhar), 1789-1867.
Holst, M. (Matthias), 1767-1854.
Johnson, James, ca.1750-1811.
Smith, Robert Archibald, 1780-1829.
Stewart, Neil.
Thomson, Mr. (George), 1757-1851.
Urbani, P
Walsh, J
Watlen, John.
Versions:

Song title: Fee him Father
First words: Saw ye Johnie cuming quo'she
References: Bremner, R. 30 Scots Songs, p.6, [1757] ;

Song title: Saw ye John a coming
First words: Saw ye Johnie cuming quo'she
References: Stewart, N. 30 Scots Songs I, p.23, [c.1780] ; Johnson, J. Scots M.M. I, p.10, no.9, [1787] ; Urbani, P. Selection II, p.44, [1794] ; Dale, J. Collection I, p.7, [1795] ; Watlen, J. [Collection], p.36, [c.1796] ; Smith, R. A. Scotish Minstrel IV, p.92, [1824] ; Walsh, J. Collection of O.S.S. p. [2], [1732] ; Graham, G. F. Popular Songs of Scotland, p.86, 1887 ;

Song title: Saw ye John a coming
First words: Tho the sun of love be sinking
References: Holst, M. Selection of? Scottish Melodies, p.52, [c.1826] ;

Song title: Saw ye John a coming
First words: Thou hast left me over Jamie
References: Thomson, G. Sel. Coll. Vol.3, p.10 [1802] ; Smith, R. A. Scotish Minstrel II, p.53, [1821] ;

Song title: The Wish
First words: Gie me not riches over muck
References: Miniature Museum II, p.218, [1818] ;

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