Annotation:She lives in the valley below

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X:1 T:She lives in the valley below M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air C:[James] Hook S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 236) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|d>ed {ef}gdA|(B>cd/B/) A2 (d/c/)|B>cd {cd}ecA|{A}d3z2A/A/| d>ed {cd}fdA|(B>cd/B/) A2 d/f/|e>cA B>AB|A3 z2c/d/| ecg fdB|{cd}e3 z2c/d/|ecg fdB|{cd}e3 z2A| dAA eAA|!fermata!f2g !fermata!a2 f/e/|dAB G<E c/f/| gBe/d/ c<A A/A/|(d/f/)(a/g/)(e/f/) (d/B/)(A/F/)A/!fermata!d/|FAE/F/ D2||

SHE LIVES IN THE VALLEY BELOW. English, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by English songwriter James Hook (1746-1827), a prolific and popular writer of songs for the stage, particularly known for his sea songs. It was published in 1799 and "Sung with Universal Applause, by Master Gray", at Vauxhall Gardens. Hook's lyric begins:

The Broom bloom’d so fresh and so fair,
The Lambkins were sporting around;
When I wander’d to breathe the fresh air,
And by chance a rich Treasure I found.
A lass sat beneath a green shade,
For whose smiles the whole world I’d forgo;
As blooming as May was the Maid,
And she lives in the Valley,
And she lives in the Valley,
And she lives in the Valley below.

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