My heart and lute
X:1 % T:My heart and lute M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Air S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 151) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B|Bdg>f|agec|edBG|A2 zA|Bdg>f|agec| edd c/A/|G2 zB d>c AF|e>dBG|dcAF|ed zd| d<^c ce|e>ddf|fe g^c|!fermata!d3 =c|Bdgf| agec|e>dBG|A2 zc|Bdgf|a>gec|edd c/A/|G2 z||
MY HEART AND LUTE. AKA - ""I give thee all, I can no more." Irish, Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "My heart and lute" is the name of a song written by Thomas Moore (1779-1852). The first stanza goes:
I give thee all — I can no more —
Tho' poor the offering be;
My heart and lute are all the store
That I can bring to thee.
A lute whose gentle song reveals
The soul of love full well;
And, better far, a heart that feels
Much more than lute could tell.
The tune appears in E.M. Meister's Admired Cottillions, for Balls & Private Parties, No. 2 (New York, c. 1825), and multi-instrumentalist John Rook's (Waverton, Cumbria) large 1840 music manuscript collection.