Come Lasses and Lads (2)

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 Theme code Index    5317L 113L3
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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    6/8
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    William Chappell
 Book/Manuscript title    Popular Music of the Olden Times vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 114
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1859
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COME LASSES AND LADS [2]. English, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The earliest copy that Chappell (1859) finds of this ballad, "still popular" at the time he was writing, is in Westminster Drollery (part ii., 1672) where it is titled "The Rural Dance about the May-pole: the tune, the first Figure-Dance at Mr. Young's Bal, in May, '71." By the time Cecil Sharp commented on the song in English Folk Song (1907) it had ceased to be sung in folk tradition. Sharp, a critic of Chappell due to his meddling with traditional tunes through over-editing them, points out that "the modulation to the relative minor at the middle cadence is obviously the addition of a latter day musician." Chappell's song is taken from Pills to Purge Melancholy (vol. iii., 1719).

You lasses and lads, take leave of your Dads,
And away to the Maypole hie,
There ev'rey he has got him a she,
And the minstrels standing by.
For Willy has got his Gill, and Johnny has his Joan,
To jig it, jig it, jig it, jig it, jig it, up and down.

Printed source: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 2, 1859; p. 114.

T:Come Lasses and Lads [2]
S:Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Time (1859)
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