Care Thou Canker of Our Joys

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X:1 T:Care thou Canker M:C L:1/8 R:Air N:”A Favorite Catch” B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 535, p. 204) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D a3 b a2d’2|a3gg2f2|d3f f2e|e3g g2f2| a3b abc’d’|a3g g2f2|d3f fege|d2c2{c}d4|| f3g f2f2|f3e e2d|A3A B2B2|c3e e2d2| f3g f2f2|f3e e2d2|A2A2B2 ge|d2c2{c}d4|| d3d d2d2|A2A2 B4|F3F G2G2|A2A2 D4| d3d d2d2|A2A2B4|F3F G2G2|A2A2 D4||



CARE, THOU CANKER OF OUR JOYS. AKA and see "When the rosy morn appearing." English, Air (4/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA. Glasgow publisher James Aird noted "A favourite catch" (air). Chappell (1859) identifies the composer of the tune as John Garth of Durham, who adapted English words to Marcello's Psalms, while the words were written by the Rev. Dr. Grant. In Chappell's time the air was better known as a round from the opera Rosina, called "When the rosy morn appearing."

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; No. 535, p. 204. Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. 2), 1859; p. 184.

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