At Setting Day
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AT SETTING DAY. AKA - "At setting day and rising morn." English, Scottish; Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The song was printed in John Simpson's Caliope or British Harmony, vol. 2 (London, 1746) and his The Delightful Pocket Companion, vol. 2 (London, 1750), John Sadler's The Muses Delight (Liverpool, 1754), and various other songsters and single-sheets. The words to the song were printed in Edinburgh in Charmer's A Choice Collection of Songs, Scots and English, vol. 1 (c. 1751, p. 112, to the tune of "Bush Aboon Traquair (The)"), and begin:
At setting day, and rising morn,
With soul that still shall love thee,
I'll ask of heaven thy safe return,
With all that cam improve thee.
I'll visit oft the birken bush,
Where first thou kindly told me
Sweet tales of love, and his my blush,
Wilst round thou didst enfold me.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 7), 1760; p. 17.