Kissed Her Under the Coverlet

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KISS'D HER UNDER THE COVERLID. AKA and see: "Saw Ye Never a Bonny Lass." English, Slip Jig. England, Northumberland. G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody appears under this title in the 1770 Northumbrian music manuscript collection of William Vickers [1]. Matt Seattle finds the tune cognate with "Saw Ye Never a Bonny Lass" from the William Dixon collection, and is of the opinion that the correct mode for the tune is mixolydian (pipe key) rather than dorian (as Vickers set it). Vickers' makes quite a few mistakes in key in his entries, some obvious and some questionable, and this tune would work in the dorian mode.

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian music manuscript collection [Seattle]

Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 280.

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