She wou'd not die a Maid

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X:1 T:She wou'd not die a Maid M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 12 (c. 1760) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (Bc)|(dB)(AG) g3e|(dB)(AG) TB3g|(dB)(AG) c2B2|TB2A2 z2 (Bc)| (dB)(AG) g3e|dBAG c3e|(dg)(Ac) B2 TA2|G6:| |:(Bc)|(dB)(eg) d2 (GA)|B2 (ge) d3 d|(eg)(fa) g2f2|Tf2e2 z2 (fg)| (af)(ed) (bg)(fe)|(^c'a)(gf) d'2 (c'b)|(ad')(eg) f2 Te2|d6 (Bc)| (dB)(AG) g3e|(dB)(AG) B3g|(dB)(AG) {AB}c2B2|TB2A2 z2 (Bc)| (dB)(AG) (ec)(BA)|(fd)(cB)| g2 (fe)|(dg)(Ac) B2TA2|G6:|]



SHE WOU'D NOT DIE A MAID. AKA and see "Maid's Resolve (The)." Scottish, Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "She wou'd not die a maid" is a song from the ballad opera Momus Turn'd Fabulist, or Vulcan's Wedding, by Ebenezer Forrest, staged in 1729, and also can be heard in The Decoy (1733). However, the music for those pieces is in 6/4 (triple) time, and not in whole time, as in Oswald's publication. "She wou'd not die a maid" is the burden of the song "The Maid's Resolve," issued on single sheets. It begins:

Twas when the Sun began to shine.



Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 12), c. 1760; p. 20.

Recorded sources: -



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