My love is lost to me
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MY LOVE IS LOST TO ME. Scottish. This tune by James Oswald is a version of "O As I Was Kiss'd Yestreen (1)," believes Bayard (1981), and should also be compared with "Princess Royal (1) (The)," or "Arethusa (The)," an O'Carolan composition. It was used by Robert Burns as the vehicle for his lyric "O were I on Parnassus' Hill." Oswald's air was reset at the turn of the 20th century by the Scottish composer, Frands George Scott (1880-1952).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. 1), c. 1780; p. 157. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 5), c. 1760; p. 25.