We’re no very fou but we’re gayly yet

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WE'RE NO VERY FOU, BUT WE'RE GAYLY YET. AKA – "Bide ye yet," "Laird of Skene's Favorite." Scottish, Air and Jig ("Slowly"). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The song appears in 18th century songsters such as The Blackbird (1771) and The Gold-finch (1777). See song version at "We're no very fu' but we're gaily yet."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 379. Herd (Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, vol. 2), 1776; p. 121. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 11. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 620. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 1), 1844; p. 55.

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