Annotation:Sequestered Beauty (The)

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SEQUESTERED BEAUTY, THE (An Euchdag). Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "This air the editor never heard from any individual save his father, who acquired it, with the words, through the gentlemen in the prospectus. Both the air and words must have been addressed to a lady of superior beauty and accomplishment. The music with which she commenced in the morning, is represented to be so delightful, that the songsters of the grove ceased, and approached her chamber to listen. The verses contain many other beautiful allusions. But the editor regrets to say that, on submitting the manuscript of this work to Mr. G. Thomson, with the intention of offering him some of the best of these airs to be associated with poetry, and brought into repute, this air, and another which shall be noticed were all which that gentleman deemed worthy of being incorporated with his Scottish melodies, which, nevertheless, includes 'Jenny Dang the Weaver', 'Jenny's Bawbee', &c. The public can now judge of both the accuracy and object of such an opinion" (Fraser).

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Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 107, p. 41.

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