Cupid's Courtesie

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 Theme code Index    36L7L 123
 Also known as    I Am So Deep in Love
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:William Chappell
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Popular Music of the Olden Time vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 99
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1859
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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CUPID'S COURTESIE. AKA and see "I Am So Deep in Love." English, Air (3/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. William Chappell (1859) finds the song in the Roxburghe Collection, Pepys Collection, and the Douce Collection, and notes it was licensed to Coles, Wright, Vere and Gilbertson in March, 1655. The copy in the Roxburge Collection he dates to the reign of Charles II, when it was referenced as having been sold by booksellers, but the Roxburge editor, Payne Collier, mentions a MS. copy dated 1595 where it is called a "most pleasant Northern tune." As was common with many popular ballad tunes, the melody was the vehicle for several other songs.

Through the cool shady woods, as I was ranging,
I heard the pretty birds' notes sweetly changing;
Down by the meadow's side ther runs a river,
A little boy I spied with bow and quiver.

Printed source: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 2, 1859; p. 99.

T:Cupid's Courtesie, or I am so Deep in Love
S:Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Time  (1859)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
d2G2A2| B2c2d2| c2d2 cB| A4 G2| d2G2A2| 
B2c2d2| c2d2 cB| A4 G2 ||f2f2f2 | f2 ed cB | f2f2 g2 |
^f2 d4 |d2G2A2 | B2 c2d2 | c2d2 cB | A4G2 ||

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