Border Widow's Lament (The)

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 Theme code Index    215L1 3223
 Also known as    My love built me a bonnie bower
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    ENGLAND(North West)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:G.H. Davidson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Davidson's Gems of Scottish Melody
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 34
 Year of publication/Date of MS    n.d.
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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X:1 T:Border Widow's Lament, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Davidson's Gems of Scottish Melody (n.d., p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb d>c|cBBG F>GBc|d2 cB c2 d>c|cBBG FGBc|d2 c>B B2:| |:B2|Bdfg g2 f>g|gffd {d}c2 dc|c>BBG F>GBc|d2 c>B B2:|]

X:2 T:Border Widow's Lament, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverly, Cumbria, 1840, p. 201) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B>A|(AG)(GE) (DE)(GA)|B2 (AG) A2 B>A|AGGE DEGA|B2 AG G2:| |:G2|G>B de e2 d>e|eddB {B}A2 BA|A>GGE DEGA|B2 {B}AG G2:|]

X:1 T:My love built me a bonnie bower T:Border Widow’s Lament (The) M:C L:1/8 N:”Very ancient.” B:Manson – Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1 (1853, p. 159) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb (d>c)|(cB)(BG) (F>G)(Bc)|d2 (cB) c2 d>c|(cB)(BG) (FG)(Bc)|d2 (c>B) B2:| |:B2|(Bd)(fg) g2 (f>g)|(gf)(fd) {d}c2 (dc)|(c>B)(BG) F>GBc|d2 c>B B2:|]