Blab not what you ought to Smother

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 Theme code Index    135 642
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/8
 History    
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Geohegan
 Book/Manuscript title    Compleat Tutor for the Pastoral or New Bagpipe
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 28
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1745-46
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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BLAB NOT WHAT YOU OUGHT TO SMOTHER. English, Air (3/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody appears in Calliope (vol. 2, p. 57, 1746), Universal Harmony and on period songsheets. It begins:

Blab not what you ought to smother,
Honour's laws should sacred be;
Boasting favours from another,
Ne'er will favour gain with me.

Printed source: Geoghegan (Compleat Tutor for the Pastoral or New Bagpipes), c. 1745-46; p. 28.

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