I was young and lusty when I kent ye

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X:1 % T:I was young and lusty when I kent ye M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Air and Triple Hornpipe S:Henry Aktinson music manuscript collection (Northumberland, 1694-95, pp. 145-146) F:http://www.farnearchive.com/show_images.asp?id=R0114501&image=1 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F d2 (ef) gfed f2B2|d2g2 fdcB f4|d2 ef gfed f2B2| c2g2c4f4||d2B G2B f2B2|d3B G2B2 f4| d3B G2B2 f2B2|c2g2c4 f4||defd efge|defd| BcdB defd f4|defd efge|defd|c2g2 c4f4:| |:d2G2f2 B2g2B2|fdcd fdcB f4|d2G2f2B2g2B2|c2g2c4f4||



I WAS YOUNG AND LUSTY WHEN I KENT YE. English, Air and Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. The melody appears in the 1694-95 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician Henry Atkinson [1] (Morpeth). Researcher and Northumbrian piper Matt Seattle finds the tune a version of the song "Sair fyel'd hinny," later published in Northumbrian Minstrelsy (1882), but with a different air. Seattle thinks Atkinson's may be the original air, and concludes the song is much older than previously thought. Atkinson's mode differs from later versions (c.f. William Dixon ms., 1733), but Seattle believes different mode versions existed at the same time, although he does concede it is possible the key signature should be in C major.

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