Since first I saw your face

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X: 1 T:Since First I Saw Your Face N:24 October 1997 C: S: A: O: R: M:4/4 F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/abc/mirror/BruceShawyer/old/Since_First_I_Saw_Your_Face.abc K:G I:speed 212 %W: A % voice 1 (1 lines, 16 notes) K:G M:4/4 L:1/16 D4 |G6 G2 B4 c4 |d4 c2 B2 A4 A4 |d6 d2 c4 B4 |A8 G4 | %W: % voice 1 (1 lines, 16 notes) D4 |G6 G2 B4 c4 |d4 c2 B2 A4 A4 |d6 d2 c4 B4 |A8 G4 | %W: B % voice 1 (1 lines, 16 notes) B4 |e6 e2 ^c4 A4 |d6 d2 B4 G4 |g6 g2 f4 f4 |e4 e4 d8 | %W: % voice 1 (1 lines, 14 notes) e4 c4 d6 B2 |c4 A4 B6 B2 |d4 d4 c4 B4 |A8 G4 || %W: % voice 1 (1 lines, 16 notes) B4 |e6 e2 ^c4 A4 |d6 d2 B4 G4 |g6 g2 f4 f4 |e4 e4 d8 | %W: % voice 1 (1 lines, 14 notes) e4 c4 d6 B2 |c4 A4 B6 B2 |d4 d4 c4 B4 |A8 G4 ||



SINCE FIRST I SAW YOUR FACE. AKA and see "Love's Constancy". English, Ballad Air (4/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Kines): AABB (Barnes): AABC (Chappell). The air appears in Thomas Ford's Musicke of Sundrie Kindes (1607) and The Golden Garland of Princely Delight (1620). Kines (1964) remarks almost nothing is known of the life of Thomas Ford, but "the beauty of this superb love song sets him in the highest rank of Elizabethan composers."

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Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 119. Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. 1), 1859; p. 129. Kines (Songs From Shakespeare's Plays and Popular Songs of Shakespeare's Time), 1964; pp. 60 61.

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