Annotation:If the Heart of a Man

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X:1 T:If the Heart of a Man M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D F/G/ | A>BA A>BA | d2A A2 F/G/ | A>BA A>BA | e2A A2F/G/ | A>BA A>BA | d2A e2A | f>ed Adc | d2D D2 :| |: D | d2d cBA | B3 A2A | d2d cBA | B3 A2G | F>FF FGA | B>BB Bcd | A>BA AGF | E3 D2 :||

IF THE HEART OF A MAN (IS DEPREST WITH CARES). AKA and see "If the Life of a Man," "Jenny Lind's Quadrille," "Lancers Quadrilles Third Figure," "Would You Have a Young Virgin," "Would You Have a Young Virgin of Fifteen Years," "Poor Robin's Maggot." English; Air, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The air appears under this title in John Gay's Beggar's Opera (1729), Air 3, act I, set in 6/4 time, and where the indicated tune is "Would You Have a Young Virgin." It also appears in D'Urfey's Pills to Purge Melancholy, vol. 1. The melody was used as one of the figures in the Lancers Quadrilles (often the third or fourth figure.

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Printed sources : - Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 119.

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