Gin ye won ne take me ye may let me be
X:1 T:Gin ye won ne take me ye may let me be M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Quick" S:McGibbon - Scots Tunes, book II, p. 52 (c. 1746) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G3AG2B2G2Bc | d2d2 edcB A4 | G2B2G2B2G2Bc | d2cB g2d2B4 :| |: g3ag2d2 B2(AG) | d3e dedB A4 | g3ag2d2B2AG | (gfga)b2d2B4 | (gfga)g2d2B2AG | d3e (ded)B A4 | G3F EFGA B2d2 | T(ede)f g2d2B4 :| |: GBAB GDEF GABc | d2 gf edcB ADEF | GBAB GDEF GABc | d2 ef (Tgfg)d B4 :| |: (gfg)a T(gfg)d TB2AG | dcde dedB Adef | gbab gfgd B2 (AG) | (gfg)a (gab)d Bdef | gfga gfgd TB2 (AB) | G2d2 edcB AcBA | GAGF EFGA BABd | edef g2d2B4 :|
GIN YE WON NE TAKE ME YE MAY LET ME BE. AKA - "Gin ye winna take me ye may let me be." AKA and see "Jockey Said to Jenny (1)." Scottish, Air (3/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. As "Gin Ye Wonne Take Me Ye May Let Me Bee" the melody appears in the c. 1782 commonplace book of Jeremiah Brown of Seabrook, New Hampshire, which contained country dance directions and music. The tune was first published by London publisher Daniel Wright in 1727 as "Gin Ye Will Not Take Her Turn Her Over to Me."