Lass if I Come Near You

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LASS IF I COME NEAR YOU. AKA - "Lass if I come nigh thee." Scottish, Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Bayard (1981) calls this tune a "special development" of one of his seminal melodies, "Boyne Water (1)." Poet Robert Burns adapted the air for his song "Wha is that at my Bower Door," printed in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum (1792, Song 337).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), 1782; No. 183, p. 63. Gow (Complete Repository, Part II), 1799.

Recorded sources:

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