Constant Lady and the False Hearted Squire (The)

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 Theme code Index    1H1H4 117
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/2
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Tony Doyle
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Plain Brown Tune Book (Ellis Knowles)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 6
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1997
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

CONSTANT LADY AND THE FALSE HEARTED SQUIRE, THE. English, Air (3/2 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The Plain Brown Tune Book dates the tune to 1720. However, it may be considerably older. It appears in the Roxburghe Ballads IX, 635, under the title above. lyrics are related to "A Brisk Young Sailor" and has some resemblance to "Sheffield Park" and the 17th century ballads "Nelly's Constancy; or, Her Unkind Lover" and "The Forlorn Lover." An American version was collected in Boonville, Indiana, in 1935 from the singing of Mrs. A.J. Hopkins, who called it "Love Has Brought Me to Dispair."

Printed source: Plain Brown Tune Book, 1997; p. 6.