Annotation:Mode o' Wooing (The)

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MODE O' WOOING, THE. English, Air (4/4 time). England, Northumberland. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part.

Young men, when that they do arrive
Between a score and twenty-five,
There's scarely one that you will find,
But's either more or less inclined
To gang away a wooing, a woop, woo, wooing,
To gang away a wooing, amang the maidens fair. .... ... (Bruce & Stokoe)

See also William Vickers "New Way of Getting Bairns (The)," whose title shows the same sentiment. Vickers' tune is in triple time and musically is barely related, with the contour of the first strains similar, although the second strains are unrelated.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; pp. 104-106.

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