What Beauteous Scenes
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WHAT BEAUTEOUS SCENES. Scottish, Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The song was first printed in John Sadler's The Muses Delight (1754, p. 225) and subsequently was much anthologized in song collections through the remainder of the century. The first stanza begins:
What beauteous scenes enchant my sight,
How closely yonder vine
Does round the elm's supporting height
Her wanton ringlets twine;
That elm, no more a barren shade,
Is with her clusters crown'd;
And that same vine, without his aid,
Had crept along the ground.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 11), 1760; p. 119.