I'll Lay No More with My Mother

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I'LL LAY NO MORE WITH MY MOTHER. AKA and see "Bride will be no more with her mother," "Grace's Farewell," "I cannot get to my love and I should die." Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune was composed by Joseph Reinagle about 1783???. The title, according to Johnson, means, 'I won't need to share a bed with my mother any longer (as I'll soon have a husband)'. The melody appears in the (James) Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768). As "Small drink won't comfort me" it is in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers.

Source for notated version: Gillespie MS., 1768 (p. 87) [Johnson].

Printed sources: Johnson (Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century), 1984; No. 83, p. 228.

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