Old Sir Simon the King

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 Theme code Index    61H1H 61H4H
 Also known as    Auld Sir Simon the King, Golden Age (The), I'll ne'er be drunk again, Old Simon the King, Ragged and torn and true, Round about our coal-fire, Sir Simon the King, Simon the King, Symon the King, To Old Sir Simon the King, When this old cap was new
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Henry Playford
 Region    England, Scotland
 Genre/Style    English, Northumbrian/Borders, Pipe, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Country Dance, Slip/Hop Jig
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Mixolydian
 Time signature    9/4, 9/8
 History    ENGLAND(London and South East)
 Editor/Compiler    John Playford
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Dancing Master 6th edition (Supplement)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 182
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1679
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X: 1 T:Old Simon The King. (p)1679.PLFD1.233 M:9/4 L:1/4 Q:3/4=90 S:Playford, Dancing Master,6th Ed.,1679 O:England;London N:What a lovely tune. H:1679. Z:Chris Partington. K:C G|A>Bcc>dcc2G|A>Bcc>def2f| AFFF2GA>Bc|d2cB2AG2:| |:a|g2fe2dc2a|g>af/g/e>fd/e/cde| fFFA/B/c/B/A/G/A2D|gGGB/c/d/c/B/A/B2:| |:G|A/B/cE(cG)Ec2G|A/B/cEcGEc2G| A/B/cG(cA)FA2F|B/c/dGe/f/gdB2:| |:z|e>fg/a/gedc>de/c/|e>fg/a/gecf>ga/f/| abc'cAFABc|d>ef/d/B>ABG>AB/G/:|

X:1 T:Old Simon the King M:9/4 L:1/8 B:Thomas D'Urfey - Pills to Purge Melancholy (1729-30, p. 143) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmix G2|A3B c2 c2d c2 c4G2|A3B c2c3d e2 g4 f2| A3G F2 F4 G2 A3B c2|d4 c2 B4A2 G4||

X:1 T:Old Simon the King M:9/4 L:1/8 N:”Longways for as many as will.” B:John Walsh – Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth B: (London, 1740, No. 69) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmix G2|A3B c2 c3d c2c4G2|A3Bc2 c3d e2f4f2| A2F2F2 F4G2A3Bc2|d4c2B4A2G4||a2| g4f2 e4d2c4a2|g3a fg e3f de c2d2e2| f2F2F2 AB cB AG A4F2|g2G2G2Bc dc BA B4G2| AB c2E2 (c2G2) E2c4G2|ABc2E2(c2G2)E2c4G2| ABc2G2(c2A2)F2A4F2|Bcd2G2efg2d2B4G2|| e3f ga g2e2d2c3d ec|e3f ga g2e2 c2f3g ag| a2b2c'2c2A2F2A2B2c2|d3e fd B3A B2G3A BG||

X:1 T:Old Sir Simon the King M:9/8 L:1/8 B:David Young – “A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations” (AKA - The B:McFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, No. 26, p. 50) F:https://rmacd.com/music/macfarlane-manuscript/collection/pdfs/old_sir_simon_the_king.pdf N:The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland K:Gmix G|A>Bc c>dc Tc2B|A>Bc c>de f2f|AFF F2G A>Bc|d2cTB2A G2:| |:a|Tg2f Te2d c2a|g>af/g/ e>fd/e/ cde|fFF A/B/c/B/A/G/ TA2F|gGG B/c/d/c/B/A/ TB2G:| |:A/B/cG cGE c2G|A/B/c/B/A/G/ cGE c2G|A/B/cF cFc TA2F|B/c/dG e/f/gd TB2G:| |:e>fg/a/ ged c>de/c/|e>fg/a/ gec f>ga/g/|abc’ cAF ABc|d>ef/d/ TB>AB G>AB/G/:| |:cd/c/B/A/ GE/F/G/E/ CE/F/G/E/|cd/c/B/A/ GE/F/G/E/ CE/F/G/E/|FA/B/c/A/ cA/B/c/A/ FA/B/c/A/| GB/c/d/B/ dB/c/d/B/ GB/c/d/B/:||:ce/f/g/e/ ge/f/g/e/ ce/f/g/e/|ce/f/g/e/ ge/f/g/e/ ce/f/g/e/| fg/f/e/d cd/c/B/A/ FA/B/c/A/|ga/g/f/e/ dB/c/d/B/ GB/c/d/B/:||:A/B/c/B/A/G/ E/D/E/F/G/E/ A/B/c/B/A/G/| A/B/c/B/A/G/ E/D/E/F/G/E/ A/B/c/B/A/G/|F/E/F/G/A/F/ A/G/A/B/c/A/ F/E/F/G/A/F/| G/A/B/c/d/e/ d/c/B/A/B/G/ B/A/B/c/d/B/::c/B/c/d/e/f/ g/f/e/f/g/e/ c/B/c/d/e/c/| c/B/c/d/e/c/ g/f/e/f/g/e/ c/B/c/d/e/c/|F/E/F/G/A/B/ c/B/A/B/c/A/ F/E/F/G/A/F/| G/A/B/c/d/e/ d/c/B/A/B/G/ B/A/B/c/d/B/::c>GE CDE c>GE|c>GE CDE c>GE| (AF)c A/B/cF (AF)A|(BG)(B/G/) B/c/dG (BG)B::c/B/A/B/c/A/ G/F/E/D/E/C/ E/D/E/F/G/E/| c/B/A/B/c/A/ G/F/E/D/E/C/ E/D/E/F/G/E/|F/E/F/G/A/B/ c/B/A/B/c/A/ F/E/F/G/A/F/| G/F/G/A/B/G/ B/A/B/c/d/c/ G/F/G/A/B/G/::(ce)c Te2c (e/f/g)e|(ce)c Te2c (B/c/d)A|(FA)FTA2F (A/B/c/)A| (GA)G TB2G (B/c/d)B::c>dc Te2c e/f/g/a/g/f/|(ec)g Te2c f/g/a/b/a/g/|(fF)c TA2F B/c/d/e/d/c/| (BG)d TB2 G B/c/d/c/d/B/::c2c g/f/ec e/f/g/e/|c2c g/f/ec d/e/fg|F2f c/B/A/F A/B/cA| G2g d/c/BG B/c/dB::(cG)c c2G E/F/GE|(cG)c c2G E/F/GE|(AF)c TA2F A/B/cA| (BG)d TB2G B/c/dB::c2c G/F/ED C/B,/A,G,|c2c G/F/ED E/F/GE |A2A F/G/AF A/B/cA| B2B G/A/BG B/c/dB::c2g e/c/ag e/c/eg|c2g e/c/ag e/c/eg|F2f c/A/dc A/F/Ac| G2g B/G/gd B/G/Bd::(ge)c Te2c e/f/ga|(ge)c Te2c B/c/dB|(cA)F TA2F A/B/cA| (dB)g TB2G B/c/dB::c/d/e/f/g Tg2f Te>dc|c/d/e/f/g Tg2e d>cB|A/B/c/d/e Te2d Tc>BA| G/A/B/c/d d2 c TB>AG::c/d/e/f/g gec c/d/e/f/g|c/d/e/f/g gec B/c/d/e/f| A/B/c/d/e ecA A/B/c/d/e|G/A/B/c/d dBG G/A/B/c/d::c>BA GEG C2 A/B/|c>ec cec c2G| (AF)A (AF)A (AF)A|(BG)B (BG)B (BG)B::(cG)c (cG)c (cG)c| (cG)c (cG)c (cG)c|A2a (aA)a (aA)a|G2g (gG)g (gG)g:|]

X:1 T:Old Sir Simon the King M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Oswald - Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 7 (1760; pp. 6-7) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmix G|A>Bc c>dc c2G|A>Bc c>de {e}f2c|AFF FGF ABc|d2c TB2A G2:| |:a|g2f Te2d c2a|g2f ede f2c|TA2F FfF ABc|d2c T(BA)B G2:| |:G|(A/B/c)G cGE c2G|(A/B/c)c cde fga|A2F fAF ABc|d/(g/^f/e/d/c/) B/(e/d/c/B/)A/ G2:| |:a|gec fdB cGa|(g/f/e/d/)c (g/f/e/d/)c fga|AFf (c/_B/A/G/)F A=Bc|Bgd (B/c/d/c/B/)A/ G2:| |:G|(A/B/c/B/A/G/) cGE {B}c2G|(A/B/c)G (A/B/c/B/A/G/) ceg|F/(A/_B/c/A/) F/(A/_B/c/A/) FAF|G(B/c/d/B/) g(d/c/B/A/) G2:| |:G|c(e/f/g/e/) g(e/f/g/e/) c(e/f/g/e/)|c(e/f/g/e/) g(e/f/g/e/) fcA|A(F/G/A/_B/) cAF cAF|g(^f/e/d/c/) B(d/c/B/A/) G2:|]

X:1 T:Old Sir Simon the King M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G A | (B>cd) (d>ed) (d2A) | (B>cd) (d>ef) g2f | g2G G2A (B>cd) | (e>=fd) (c>dB) A2 || B | a2g f2e d2b | (a>bg) (f>ge) (d>ef) | g2G (G>AG) (Bcd) |(e=fd) c>dB A2 :|