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NEW MADE GOWNE, THE. AKA - "Let Me in this Ae Nic" (Song). AKA and see "I Maun Hae My Goon Made," "I would have my gowne made," "Newe Goune Made." Scottish, Jig. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune can be found in various late 17th century collections (Ewan MacColl). which was recorded as early as 1694. It was the original indicated melody for the song "Let Me in this Ae Nic" (beginning, and often called, "O lassie, are ye sleepin yet"), attributed to Robert Burns (although his name was not attached to the tune by publisher James Johnson), although is has been often replaced by "Will ye lend me your loom lass?." The 'Museum' song can be found in the Scots Musical Museum, vol. IV (1787, No. 311, pp. 320-321), and uses the first four lines only of the older song, which begins:

I maun hae my goon made,
Goon made, goon made,
I maun hae my goon made,
Like ony ligger lady-- ....[ligger means 'camp-follower']

Side an' wide aboot the tail,
Side an' wide aboot the tail,
Side an' wide aboot the tail,
An' jimp for my body.

"I would have my gowne made" appears in Margaret Sinkler's Manuscript Book (1710), and as "The Goune made" in a flute book dating to 1694 that belonged to a William Graham.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacColl (Folk Songs and Ballads of Scotland).

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