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X:1 T:Sae braley as I was Kiss'd Yestreen T:[Yesterday's Kisses] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:James Aird's Selections [...], vol. 1, 1782, p. 69, no. 200 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:Ador E|ABA ABd|egB A2 c|BAB GAB|BAB G2G| cBc ded|efe a2 g|edc Bcd|e2A A2:| |:f/g/|a2 A ABA|a2 A A2 f|g2 G GAG|BAB G2 B| cBc ded|efe a2 g|edB ABd|e2A A2:|]



YESTERDAY’S KISSES. AKA and see “As I was Kissed Yestreen,” “Kissed Yestreen/Kissed Yestreven,” “Off to the Hunt.” Scottish (originally), Irish; Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O’Neill (1922) remarks: “It may be permissible to abbreviate such an involved title as: ‘Sae Braely as I was kiss'd yestreen" into ‘Yesterday's Kisses’ both for convenience and euphony, especially as the sentiment has not been clouded by the change. This jig preserved also in Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, has been given circulation recently on the player-pianos.” The tune belongs to a large tune family that includes “Bung Your Eye,” “Antrim Lasses (The),” and the Scottish "As I was Kissed Yestreen,” “Kissed Yestreen” etc.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - copied from James Aird’s Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1782-97) [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 172.



See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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