We're a' kiss'd sleeping

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X:1 T:Wee're a' kiss'd sleeping M:C| L:1/8 B:David Young - MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1740, p. 209) F:http://www.rmacd.com/music/macfarlane-manuscript/collection/pdfs/wee_re_a__kiss_d_sleeping.pdf Z:Ronald MacDonald K:Gmix BA|G4D4|TF2A4 BA|G4D4|G2g4 de| f2f2 gfed|cBAG F2 e^f|g2 ^fe dcBA|G2 B4:| |:ef|g4 d2 de|fefg fgaf|g4 d2 ef|gdBd g2 de| f2 ef gfed|cBAG F2 e^f|g2 ^fe dcBA|G2 B4:|]

WE'RE A' KISS'D SLEEPING. English, Scottish; Air and Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Rutherford): AABBCCDDEEFFGGHH (Oswald). The air, variation sets and a final jig were published by cellist-composer James Oswald in his Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book XI (1760, p. 114), and also, around the same time, by London publisher David Rutherford in his Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 country Dances, vol. 2 (1760, No. 171, p. 86). "We're a' kiss'd sleeping" was also entered by fiddler David Young in his MacFarlane Manuscript, vol. 2 (c. 1740, No. 154, p. 209). A few words of the old song were preserved in Scottish song collector David Herd, but are fragmentary.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 11), 1760; p. 114. David Rutherford (Rutherford’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), c. 1775; No. 171, p. 86.

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