Why are mine eyes still flowing
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WHY ARE MINE EYES STILL FLOWING. English, Air. The song was published in Thomas D’Urfey’s Pills to Purge Melancholy, vol. II, (1719) and the melody was used by John Gay for a song in his Beggar's Opera (1729, Air 66). However, the song is said to have originally have been published in 1687, 'set to a famous Italian Ayre' .
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Printed sources: Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 69.