Lady Lie Near Me
X:1 T:Lady, Lie Near Me M:3/4 L:1/8 S:Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Times (1859) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D FG A2F2 | E2F2D2 | B2A2d2 | B4A2 :| d3e fe | d2d2A2 | d2d2e2 | f4e2 | f2f2e2 | d3e f2 | A2F4 | E4 D2 ||
LADY LIE NEAR ME. AKA - "Green Garter (1)," "Ladie lie near me." English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The air is published in John Playford's English Dancing Master  (1651, p. 92), however, the original song that the dance tune is based on is not known. Playford retained the tune under this title in the long-running Dancing Master series, through the eighth edition of 1690.
Researcher Anne Gilchrist remarks:
A prettier song than the dialogue in Ritson's North Country Chorister is given as the "old words" in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum (No. 218), It begins:
Lang hae we parted been,
Lassie, my dearie.
but the tune is different from that in Playford, though of similar character. Burns wrote a new version for the Museum, beginning "Hark the loud
tempest shakes earth to its center" .
- Anne G. Gilchrist, "Some Additional Notes on the Traditional History of Certain Ballad-Tunes in the Dancing Master", Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, vol. 3, No. 4, Dec., 1939, p. 279).