Love Will Find Out the Way (2)

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LOVE WILL FIND OUT THE WAY [2]. Scottish, Air (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. No relation to Playford's "Love Will Find Out the Way (1)." John Glen (Early Scottish Melodies, 1900) could find noting about either words or music to the song predating its appearance in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum, vol. 2 (1788), although he did not believe it had a Scottish provenance. However, the words are the same as those printed for the song of the same name that appears in some of Playford's volumes, and D'Urfey's Pills to Purge Melancholy (1720), although the music in those earlier volumes was different (for which see "Love Will Find Out the Way (1)"). The song begins:

Quite over the mountains,
And over the waves,
Quite over the fountains,
And under the graves;
O'er floods that are deepest,
Which Neptune obey,
O'er rocks that are steepest,
Love will find out the way,
O'er floods that are deepest,
Which Neptune obey,
O'er rocks that are steepest,
Love will find out the way.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1801; No. 160, p. 60. Johnson (Scots Musical Museum, vol. 2), 1788; Song 150, p. 157.

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