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JOHNNY AND MARY. Scottish, Air (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A anonymous love song of unknown provenance first printed in the second volume of David Herd's Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs (1776), with both music and words appearing together in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum, vol. 1 (1787). It was much anthologist thereafter in songsters and issued on broadsheets.

Down the burn and thro' the mead,
His golden locks wav'd o'er his brow;
Johnny lilting, tun'd his reed,
And Mary wip'd her bonny mou';
Dear she loo'd the well-known song,
While her Johnny, blythe and bonny,
Sung her praise the whole day long.

Chorus:
Down the burn and thro' the mead,
His golden locks wav'd o'er his brow;
Johnny lilting, tun'd his reed,
And Mary wip'd her bonny mou'.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Aird (Aird's 6th and Last Volume of Scotch English Irish and Foreign Airs), 1803; No. 117, p. 46. David Herd (Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, vol. 2), 1776; p. 70. Johnson (Scots Musical Museum, vol. 1), 1787; Song 100, p. 101.

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