Come Let Us Drink About

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 Theme code Index    5535 1231
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    3 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    William Chappell
 Book/Manuscript title    Popular Music of the Olden Times vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 180
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1859
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COME, LET US DRINK ABOUT. English, Air (2/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Chappell's (1859) version comes from an annonymous half-sheet ballad, though he finds another version in Vocal Miscellany (vol. ii, 1734) and The Aviary (1745).

Come, let us drink about,
And drive away all sorrow;
For perhaps we may not,
For perhaps we may not,
For perhaps we may not
Meet again tomorrow.

Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 2, 1859; p. 180.

T:Come, Let Us Drink About
S:Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Time
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion 
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