One day I heard Mary say

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X:1 T:One day I heard Mary say M:3/4 L:1/8 N:Set in 'G' ”For the German Flute” B:Thomson - Orpheus Caledonius, vol. 2 (1733, No. 13, p. 49) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D|DE F2 {FG}A2|TF3E D2|E2B2 AF|TE4 D D | DE F2 {FG}A2|F3E D2|EF dB AF|TE4 D|| c|d3c Bc/d/|B3A F2|A2 GF ED|d3 e {de}f2| B3A Fd|A3F ED|EF dB AF|TE4 D|| K:G G2|GA B2 {Bc}d2|TB3A G2|A2e2 dB|TA4 GG|GA B2 {Bc}d2| B3A G2|AB gedB|TA4 G||f|g3f ef/g/|e3d B2|d2 cBAG| g3a {ga}b2|e3 dBg|d3 BAG|AB ge dB|TA4 G||

ONE DAY I HEARD MARY SAY. Scottish, Air (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The first stanza of the song, printed by Thomson, begins:

One day I heard Mary say,
How shall I leave thee;
Stay dearest Adonis, stay,
Why wilt thou grieve me.
Alas! my fond heart will break,
If thou should leave me,
I’ll live and dye for they sake,
Yet never leave thee.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - William Thomson (Orpheus Caledonius, vol. 2), 1733; No. 13, p. 49.

Recorded sources: -

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