Mary Do You Fancy Me? (2)

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MARY, DO YOU FANCY ME? [2] (A Maire A Taitnigeann Tu Me?). AKA and see "Quit Not Yet the Shady Bower." Irish, Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Quit not yet the shady bower" is a duet (to be sung by a man and woman) set to the air of "Mary, do you fancy me?" that appears in R.A. Smith's The Irish Minstrel (Edinburgh, 1825, p. 5) and other period songsters. The lyric begins:

Quit not yet the shady bower,
Night is chill and dreary;
'Twill be long ere dawning hour,
And I, alas! am weary.
Lady, though the night be chill,
And weeping skies bedew thee,
Climb, oh! climb this rocky hill,
Lest thy foes pursue thee.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies'), 1903; No. 621, p. 109.

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