I Wish I Were Where Helen Lies

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 Theme code Index    1H3H3H 5H66
 Also known as    Helen of Kirkconnell, Where Helen Lies
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/2
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:George Bowie
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:The Bowie Manuscript
 Tune and/or Page number    f33
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1695
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:I wish I wer for hellen lyes N:A version of the lament "Helen of Kirkconnell" M:3/2 L:1/8 B:Bowie Manuscript (c. 1695, f.33) N:The MS was once in the possession of George Bowie, who entered his N:name with the date 1705 in the front. It is unlikely that Bowie was the author N:of the MS., which, at any rate contains a number of known and suspected N:compositions of John McLachlan, an Edinburgh musician in the 1690's. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C G2|c2d2e6 (de)|(ge)(dB) A6 (GE)|G2 (AB) c6 (G/A/B)|(cA)(GE) D6 (BA/B/)| c2d2e6 de|gedB A6 (ab)|g4 e4 d3c|c8-c2:| |:d2|ef g2 c6 de|gdeB A6 GE|G2 AB c6 (G/A/B)|cGAE D6 cd| ef g2 c6 de|gedB A6 ab|g4 e4 d3c|c8- c2:|]

X:1 T:Where Helen lies M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Francis Barsanti – “Collection of Old Scots Tunes” (Edinburgh, 1742, p. 14) F: https://vmirror.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/b/b0/IMSLP94625-PMLP194938-Barsanti_A_Collection_of_Old_Scots_Tunes.pdf N:Francis Barsanti (1690-1775) was an Italian flautist, oboist and composer who spent N:most of his life in London and Edinburgh. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb V:1 F2 B>dc>e| d3 fcd|f>g (f/e/d) Tc>B|{A}G3 BTF>D|F2G2 T(A>G/A/4)|B4 (FD)|E>F (E/F/G) (F/E/D)| TC4B,2|F2 B>dc>e|d3 fc>d|f>g (f/e/d) Tc>B|{A}G4 (F/G/4A/4B/4c/4d/4e/4)|f3g (fe/d/)|(c/d/e/d/) {d}c3B|B6:| |:F2 B2 B>c|B3 fTc>B|A2A2 (A/B/c)|{A}G4 f>d|f2g2 (a>g/a/4)|b4 f>d|e>f (e/f/g) Tf(e/d/)|Tc4 B2| F2B2c2|d3 fc>d|f>g (f/e/d) Tc>B|{A}G4 (F/G/4A/4B/4c/4d/4e/4)|f3g (f/e/d)|(c/d/e) {d}Tc3B|B6:|] V:2 clef = bass B,4F,2|B,2B,,2z2|D,2B,,2D,2|E,2E,,2z2|D,2E,2C,2|D,C,B,,C,D,B,,|C,2A,,2B,,2| F,2F,,2B,,2|D4 A,2|G,2B,,2 z2|D,2B,,2D,2|E,2E,,2 z2|D,2B,,2D,2|E,2F,2F,,2|B,,6:| |:D,2G,2E,2|D,2D,,2=E,2|F,,4F,2|C4z2|D,2E,2C,2|B,,A,,B,,C,D,B,,|C,2A,,2B,,2|F,2F,,2B,,2| z2z2F,2|B,2B,,2z2|D,2B,,2D,2|E,2E,,2 z2|D,2B,,2D,2|E,2F,2F,,2|B,,6:|]