Can Ye Sew Cushions

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 Theme code Index    11H53 11H55
 Also known as    O Can Ye Sew Cushions
 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    4/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:James AIrd
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Selection of Scotch English Irish and Foreign Airs vol. 4
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 183, p. 69
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1796
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Can ye Sew Cushions M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4 (1796, No. 183, p. 69) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K: G G|G>Bg>e d B2 z/G/|G>B(g>e) d3e|d>B(B>A) G>G(G>A)|B>A(A>G) G3G| (G>B)g>e d B2 z/G/|(G>B)g>e d3e|d>BB>A G<GG>A|B>AA>G G3|| M:2/4 L:1/8 "Quick"G|B>G D2|A/G/A/B/ BA|B>GD>B|(A>G) G2| B>GD<D|A/G/A/B/ AG|B>GDB|(A>G) G2||

X:2 T:Can Ye Sew Cushions. RH.396 R:air S:Rev.R.Harrison's MS,c1815,Cumbria O:England Q:"Slow" A:Temple Sowerby,Cumbria Z:vmp.Simon Wilson. Review PJH, 2008. M:C L:1/8 Q:2/4=50 K:G G|G>Bg>e d B2G|G>B(g>e)d3e|\ d>B(B>A) G>G(G>A)|B>A(A>G)G3G|! (G>B)(g>e) dB2G|(G>B)g>ed3e|\ d<BB>A G>GG>A|B>AA>GG3||! M:2/4 G|B3G D4|(AG)AB B2A2|B3G D3B|(A3G) G4|! B3G D3D|AGAB A2G2|B3G D2B2|A3G G4|]

X:3 T:O Can Ye Sew Cushions M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:"Slow" S:The Scots Musical Museum, vol. V (1796), no. 444 B:Four volume edition of 1853; rpt. Folklore Associates, 1962 K:G G2|A3Bd2|B2G2G2|A3Bd2|{c2}B4G2| w:O can ye sew Cush-ions, and can ye sew Sheets and A2(Bc) (dc)|B A(G2A2)|B3c{B}~A2|G4|| w:can ye_ sing_ bal-lu-loo_ when the bairn greets. G2|A3Bg2|B2G2G2|A3Bg2|{f}e4e2| w:And hee and baw bir-die and hee and baw lamb and d2c2B2|{B}A2G2A2|B3c{B}~A2|HG4|| w:hee and baw bir-die my bon-nie wee lamb. M:C "Lively"B2G2D2G2|A B A B {B}A2G2|B3GD2G2| w:Hee O wee O what wou'd I do wi' you black's the life that A2A BG4|B2G2D2G2|A B A B A2G2| w:I lead wi' you mon-ny O you lit-tle for to gie you B2G2D2G2|"Slow"B6G2|A2A BG4|] w:hee O wee O what would I do wi' you.