Broom the Bonny Bonny Broom

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 Theme code Index    551H1H 1H544H
 Also known as    Broom of the Cowdenknowes (1), Cowden Knows, Cowden Knowes, Cowdenknowes, Lovely Northerne Lass (The), O My King, O the broom
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Northumbrian/Borders, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    4/4, 2/4
 History    SCOTLAND(Central Scotland), ENGLAND(North East)
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    John Playford
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:The English Dancing Master
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1651
 Artist    Biography:Robin Williamson
 Title of recording    Legacy of the Scottish Harpers vol. 1
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Flying Fish Records FF358
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Broom, the Bonny, Bonny Broom M:2/2 L:1/8 S:Playford (1651) K:F c3dc3d|cBAG F4|f2fg agfe|d6e2| f3ga2ga|f2FG A2GF|G2G2d3B|G8||

X:1 T:Broom of Cowden knows M:C L:1/8 B:Alexander Stuart – “Musick for Allan Ramsay’s Collection, part 2” (Edinburgh, c. 1724, pp. 26-27) F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin V:1 E3F A3B|AFE>D D2 dA|B2 de f2 e>d|B6 d2| A>Bd>e f2 e>d|d2 DE F2 ED|G3A BcdF |E6z2:| |:E3F A3B|(A/B/A/)F/ (G/F/)E/D/ D2 dA|B2 de (f>g) e>d|B6d2| ABde f2 e>d|(d^c) B(A/G/) F3F|G3A (B/c/B/c/) dF|E6z2:| V:2 clef=bass E,2B,,2E,,2G,,2|D,2A,2D,2F,2|G,2F,2D,2A,,2|B,,F,D,F, B,2B,,2| D,2 F,,2D,,2A,,2|F,,2A,,2D,2A,2|E,2F,2G,2B,2|E,B,,G,,B,, E,,2z2:| |:E,2E,,2F,2G,2|D,2A,,2D,,2F,,2|G,,2F,,2D,,2A,,2|B,,2 G,^A, B,2 F,E,| D,2 F,E, D,2A,2|B,A,G,E, D,E,F,D,|E,2F,2 G,A,B,B,,|E,4E,,4:|

X:2 T:Broom of the Cowdenknows, The M:C L:1/8 S:Allan Ramsay - Tea Table Misclellany (1734) K:C D3E G3A|GED>C C2 cG|A2 cd e2 d>c|A6 c2| (G>A) (c>d) e2 (d>c)|c2 CD E2 DC|(F3G) (AB)(cE)|D8||

X:1 T:Broom of the Cowdenknows M:Cd L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Francis Barsanti – “Collection of Old Scots Tunes” (Edinburgh, 1742, p. 13) F: N:Francis Barsanti (1690-1775) was an Italian flautist, oboist and composer who spent N:most of his life in London and Edinburgh. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmix V:1 A3B d3Je|d>BTA>G G2 g>d|e2 g>a {ga}b2 T(a>g)|Te6 g2| d>eg>a Jb2 T(a>g)|g2 G>A {c}B2 T(A>G)|c3d e>fg>B|A4:|] V:2 clef = bass D2C2 B,<A,B,C|D2D,2 G,A,B,G,|C,2 zD, G,2G,,2|C,2 CB, CDEC| B,3C D2 D,2|G,4 _F4|E,D,E,B,, C,2G,,2|D,4:|]

X:1 T:Broom of Cowdon Knows, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 6 (1760, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador A3B d3e|(d<B) (c>B) B2 g<d|{d}e2 g>a {ga}b2 Ta>g|e4 z2g2| d>eg>a {ga}b2 Ta>g|(gf)(ed) B2 A>G|c3d (ed/e/) gB|{B}A4z2:| |:B2|(GA)(AB) dB (ge/g/)|{e}d(B/d/) {B}AG G2d2|(e/g/f/a/ g/b/a/c'/) (ba)(gf)| e4 z2d2|g3a (g/a/b) a>g|g2 G>A {c}TB2 TA>G|c3d (e<g)(d<B)|{B}A4a2:|]

X:3 T:Broom of the Cowdon knows, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" S:McGibbon - Scots Airs, book III, p. 67 (1762) Z:AK/Fiddler's Compainon K:Dmix A3Bd3e | (dB) T(A>G) G2 (g>d) | e2(g>a) b2 T(a>g) | {g}e6g2 | (d>e)(g>a) b2 T(ag) | g2 (G>A) B2 T(A>G) | ~c3d (efg)B | {B}A8 :||

X:1 T:Broom on Cowdenknows, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:John Moore music manuscript (Shropshire c. 1837-40, Book 2, p. 66) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (d<c)|(B<G)(A<c) {c}B2 A<G|(B<d)(c<e) {e}d2 (c<B)|e<gc<e A<c[EB]<A|G2F2 z2A2| (d<A)(B>c) (B<G)(B<d)|(g<d)(e<=f) {f}e3^f|(g<e)(f<d) (B<g)(e<c)|^c2d4 z2 d=c| Bd GB EG ce|dB GB c3B|(ce)(dB) (Ac)(BG)|{G}F4 z2d2| (gf)d'f (fe) c'e|(ed) b c (cB) g c|(3Bge (3dBG (E<c)(A<F)|g4 z4| (d<B)(B<G) e3g|(d<B)(B<G) g3d|e3d (cB)(AG)|{G}F4 z2d2| (gf) d'f2 fe c'e2|(ed) bc2 (cB)gc|(3Bge (3dBG (E<c)(A<F)|{F}G3 z2d2| (gf)(d'f) (fe)(c'e)|(ed)(bc) (cB)(gc)|(3Bge (3dBG (E<c)(A<F)|G4z2!D.C.!:|]