Widows shall have spouses (The)
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WIDOWS SHALL HAVE SPOUSES, THE. Scottish, Air (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The song "Widows shall have spouses" was sung in Ebenezer Forrest's opera Momus Turn'd Fabulist, or Vulcan's Wedding (1729), and was published in London in The Weekly Amusement: or, The Universal Magazine (1734).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 11), 1760; p. 126.