Despairing Lover (The)

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DESPAIRING LOVER, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Barnes dates the tune to 1711. As a song air it appears in Clio and Euterpe, or British Harmony, vol 2 (London, 1759, p. 59). The lyric begins:

In Chloes frowns I read my fate

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986.

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