Lady Mary Ann

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LADY MARY ANN. Scottish, Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The song is by Robert Burns, set to a tune that John Glen thought was not a "genuine old melody" but rather a derviative of the song airs "Pinkie House" and "Blathrie o't (The)." Versions of the melody and song appear as "Trees they do grow high (The)," "Daily Growing," and "Bonny Boy is Young." The words begin:

O Lady Mary Ann looks o'er the castle wa',
She saw three bonnie boys playing at the ha',
The youngest he was the flower amang the a',
My bonnie laddie's young but he's growin' yet.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1801; No. 151, p. 56. Johnson (Scots Musical Museum, vol. 4), 1792; Song 377, p. 390.

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