Annotation:Lass of the Hill (The)

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X:1 T:Lass of the Hill, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 12 (c. 1760) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (Bc)|d2 (cB)(AG)|F3G A2|{GA}B2D2D2|D4 (GF)| E3F G2|A>B c2B2|(ce)(dB)(AG)|(G2A2) (FG)| A2A2 (B^c)|d2A2B2|A2 (GF)(ED)|(D2E2)(FG)| A2 (GF)(ED)| d2D2D2|(GB)(AF)(GE)|D4 (FA)| d2 (cB)(cA)|(BA)(GA)(Bc)|(dc)(BA)(G=F)|(=F2E2) (cd)| (ec)(Ae)(dc)|(dB) G2 D2|(Ec)(BA)(GF)|G4:| |:(Bc)|(dB)(ec)(BA)|G2 (FA)(GB)|(Ad)(AF) (GE)|D4 (d/B/G)| E>G (3GFA (3AGB|(3BAc (3cBd (3dce|d2 (cB)(AG)|(G2A2) F>G| A2 (3agf (3ed ^c|d2 (3fdA (3BdB|A2 (GF)(ED)|(D2E2)F>G| (3AFD (3BGE (3^cAF|(3dfe (3d^cB (3AGF|(Bc/d/) F2 TE2|D4 (3DFA| d2 (3dBd (3cAc|T>(A/2B/4) Tc>(B/2c/4) Td>(c/2d/4)|e2 (3dcB (3AG=F| =F2E2 (3ceg|(3gec (3Ace (3gec|(3dBG G2 (3BGD|(Ec)(BA)(GF)|G4:|]

LASS OF THE HILL, THE. Scottish, Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The song "Lass of the Hill" was a song by poetess Mary Jones [1] (1707-1778), first printed around 1742. The song proved popular and was reprinted in Calliope, or English Harmony, vol. 2 (1746, p. 73), The Muses Delight (1754, p. 166), and other songsters and on broadside sheets. The first couple of stanzas go:

At the brow of a Hill, a fair Shepherdess dwelt,
Who the Pangs of Ambition, of Love neer had felt;
A few sober Maxims, still run in her Head,
That twas best for to ern.

Eer she Eat her brown Bread;
That to rise with the Lark, was conducive to Health,
And to rest in a Cottage, contentment was wealth.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledoninan Pocket Companion, Book 12), 1760; p. 23.

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