I Wish My Love Were in a Myre

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I WISH MY LOVE WERE IN A MIRE. Scottish, Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "I wish my love were in a mire" can be found in Scottish musician and dancing master David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740, No. 53, pp. 108-110), "Written for the use of Walter Mcfarlan of that ilk." The tune also appears, labeled a 'new set', in the (James) Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768), and it was entered into the music manuscript collections of James Ballantine (1770, Peeblesshire) and John Rook (1840, Waverton, Cumbria).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: McGibbon (Scots Tunes, book III), 1762; p. 84. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 6), 1760; p. 9.

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See a standard notation transcription of the melody from David Young's MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740) [1]




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