Begone Dull Care
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BEGONE DULL CARE. English, Scottish; Air and Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). England, Northumberland. D Major (Kerr, Howe/2nd Part, O'Farrell): C Major (Howe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes, which he wrote c. 1800.
Begone dull care, I prithee be gone from me!
Begone dull care you and I shall never agree.
Long time hast thou been tarrying here and feign thou wouldst me kill.
But in faith, dull care, thou never shalt have thy will.