Come Let Us Prepare
COME LET US PREPARE. AKA - "Come let us prepare, we brothers that are." AKA and see "Clegg Lane," "Free and Accepted Mason," "Free Masons (2)." English, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune appears in Watts's Musical Miscellany (1731, iii. 72), British Melody (1739), The Dancing Master (vol. iii.), and several ballad operas including The Village Opera, The Beggar's Wedding (1729), and The Devil to Pay (1731), among others. The tune was used as the vehicle for several songs and appears in other versions and titles, including "The Enter'd Appretice's Song" in The Musical Mason, and "Ye Commons and Peers" in A Complete Collection of Old and New English and Scotch Songs (1735).
Printed source: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 2, 1859; pp. 105-106.
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