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 Theme code Index    1H1H3H 543
 Also known as    So merry as we have been
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:William Thomson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Orpheus Caledonius vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 3
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1733
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Sae merry as we have been M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:William Thomson - Orpheus Caledonius, vol. 2 (1733, No. 3) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (fe)|d3e f2|D3E FA|E4 fe|d3e f2|F2 (G>A) B2| A4 (ag)|f2 (gf) (ed)|B2 (dB) (AG/F/)|(G3A) (Bc)|d2 (cB) (AG)| FB (AG) (FE)|D4||(fe)|d3 e (fe)|(dc) (de) (fg)|e4 (fe)| d3e fe|(dc) (de) (fg)|{fg}a4 (ag)|f2 (gf) (ed)| B2 (dB) (AG/F/)|(G3A) B c|d2 (cB) (AG)|(FBAG) (FE)|D4||

X:1 T:So merry as we have been M:3/4 L:1/8 B:David Young – “A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations” (AKA - The B:McFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741, No. 109, p. 152) N:Two strains and two variations F: N:The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland K:D f>e|(d2e2) (d/e/f)|TA3G FG|E4 D2|d2 Tfe f2|D3 E FG|{FG}A4 ag| Te2 gf Ted|TB2 dB AF|G3 A Bc|(d2Tc2) B2|A>B AG TFE|D4:| |:TF>E|D2 FG {FG}A2|(D/E/F/G/) (A/4d/4c/4B/4 A/4G/4F/4E/4 D/E/F/G/)|TE3G TFE|D2 (F/E/F/G/) AB| (D/E/D/E/ F/G/F/G/) T(G>F/G/4)|A4 a>g|T2f2 gf ed|B2 dB A(G/F/)| G3A Bc|{Bc}d2Tc2B2|A/d/c/B/ A/G/F/G/ E/G/F/E/ |D4:| |:Tf>e|d2e2 (d/e/f)|d3 e fg|Te2d2c2|(d/e/f) (e/f/g) Tfe|(dc d)e fg|{fg}a3 bag| f(e/f/ g)e cd|Be dB (B/A/G/F/)|G3 A Bc|{Bc}d2 Tc2B2|(A/d/c/d/) (F/d/c/d/) (E/G/F/E/)|D4:| |:TF>E|DF Ad AF|(D/F/A/F/) (D/F/d/F/) (D/F/A/F/)|T(E>D EG) TFE|(D/F/)(A/F/) (D/F/)(f/F/) (D/F/)(A/F/)| DC DE (FG/4A/4B/)|TA4 ag|fa gf ed|Bd cB A(G/F/)|G3 A Bc|{Bc}d2 Tc2B2|A>B AG TFE|D4:| |:f>e|(df a)d' af|(d/f/)(a/f/) (d/f/)(d'/f/) (d/f/)(a/f/)|T(e>d e)g Tfe|(d/f/)(a/f/) (d/f/)(d'/f/) (d/f/)(a/f/)|(dc d)e fg| a3 b ag|f2 gf (g/f/e/d/)|(B/c/B/c/) (d/c/B/A/ B/A/G/F/)|G3A Bc|d2Tc2B2|(A/d/c/B/) (A/G/F/G/ E/G/F/E/)|D4:| |:f>e|(d/e/f/g/) (a/g/f/e/) df|Ad FA d/c/d/F/|E4 g Tfe|(d/e/f/g/ a)g Tfe| (D/E/F/D/) E/F/G/E/ F/G/F/G/ |Aa/g/ f/e/f/g/ a>e|(fg/a/ g)(f/g/) e(d/c/)|(B=c/d/ c)(B/c/) A(G/F/)| GF GA B^c|de dc B2|(A/G/F/G/) (d/G/F/G/ E/G/F/E/)|D4:|]

X:1 T:So merry as we twa have been M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Burk Thumoth - Twelve Scotch and Twelve Irish Airs with Variations (London, 1742, No. 3, pp. 6-7) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D f>e|d3e f2|A3 GF>G|TE4 f>e|{e}Td3e f2|D2 D>EF>G| A3 a>g|(fgafed)|(BcdBAF)|G3 AB>c|d2c2B2| A>B AGFE|D4:||:F>E|D2F2A2|D2 FABF|{F}TGF>E| D2F2A2|D2 F>G TG>(F/2G/4)|A3 ba>g|f2 g>fe>d|B2 d>BA>F| TG3 (ABc)|d2c2B2|A>B (A>F) (GE)|D4::f>e|{e}d3e f2| d2 (3bag (3agf|{f}Te3 (fe)|{e}d3ef2|d2 f>g Tgf/g/|a3 (bag)| f2 (3agf (3efd|B2 (3dcB (3AGF|TG3 AB>c|d2c2B2|A>BA>GF>E|D4:| |:F>E|D2F2A2|D2 F/D/A/F/ d/A/F/D/|{F}TE3 GF>E|(3DED F2A2| D2 (F/G/F/G/) GF/G/|A3 ba>g|(f/g/f/g/) afed|B2 (d/c/B/A/) (B/A/G/F/)| TG2 (G/A/G/A/) (B/c/B/c/)|(dfedcB)|A>B (A/B/A/F/) (B/G/F/E/)|D4:| |:f>e|dABAcA|dAdefg|{f}e3 gf>e|(dA)(BA)(cA)|(df d'2)b2| a3 ba>g|fAdAfA|eA (d/c/B/A/) (B/A/G/F/)|DdDcDB|A>G/2A/4B/4 AGFE|D4 !D.C.!:|]

X:1 T:So Merry as we have been M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2 (1760, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D f>e|d3e {de}f2|A2G2 (F>G)|{F}TE4 D2|d2 f>e f2| D3 EF>G|{G}A4 (a>g)|f2 afT(e>d)|TB>A/B/4 dBT(A>F)| G3 ABc|{Bc}d4 T(c>B)|A>BAGFE|D4:| |:TF>E|D2 F>G A2|D2 FA dF|E4 TF>E|D2 F>G A2| D2 (F>G) TG>F/G/4|A4 a>g|f2 {a}gf{f}ed|B2 (d<B) (A<F)| G3 ABc|(dfed) T(c>B)|A>BAGFE|D4:| |:T(f>e)|d2e2 {de}f2|d3 efg|{f}e4 T(f>e)|d2 T(f>e) f2| (dcd).e.f.g|{fg}a4 (a>g)|(f>g/a/4) gfTe>d|B2 (d<B) (A<F)| G3 ABc|d2c2TB2|A>BAGFE|D4:|]

X:1 T:Sae merry as we have been M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" S:McGibbon – Scots Tunes, book III, p. 64 (1762) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D Tge | d3ef2 | A2G2 (F/A/G/F/) | TE4D2 | d2fef2 | D3 EFG | A4ag | f2 (gf)(ed) | B2(dB) (AF) | G3ABc | d4 T(cB) | A>BAGFE | D4 :: [A,2A2] | D2 (F>G)A2 | D2 (FA)(dF) | E4 (FE) | D2(FG)A2 | D2 (F>G) T(G>F/2G/4) | A4ag | f2 (gf)(ed) | B2(dB)(AF) | G3ABc | d4 T(cB) | A>BAGFE | D4 :: fe | d3ef2 | d2e2fg | {f}e4(fe) | d2f>ef2 | d3efg | a4 (ag) | f>agfed | B2 {e}d{c}B2 {B}A{G}F | G3ABc | d4 T(cB) | A>BAGFE | D4 :| |: [A,2A2] | (D/F/TE/D/) (A/F/TE/D/) dd | (3d/A/G/ (3F/E/D/ dAdF | {F}E4 FE | (D/F/TE/D/) (A/F/TE/D/) dD | (D/E/F/E/) (F/D/F/G/) T(G>F/2G/4) | A4 ag | a{f/g/}agfed | B2 e/<(d/c/<)B/ (B/<A/)(G/<F/) | G3ABc | d4T(cB) | A>BAGFE | D4 :|]

X:1 T:untitled M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:David Herd - Ancient Scots Songs (1775) K:C (e>d)|c3d e2|G2F2 (E>F)|(E2D2) (e>d)|c2 (ed) e2| C3D (EF)|G4 (gf)|e2 (fe) (dc)|A2 (cA) (GE)|(F3G) (AB)| c3B A2|(GA) (GF) (ED)|C4||(E>D)|C2 (E>F) G2|C2 (EG) (cE)| (E2D2) (ED)|C2 (EF) G2|E2 (FG) A2|G4 (gf)|e2 (fe) (dc)| A2 (cA) (GF/E/)|(F3G) (AB)|c3B A2|(G>AG) F (E>D)|C4||(e>d)|c3d e2| c2d2 (e>f)|(e2d2) (ed)|c3d e2|(cB) (cd) (ef)|g4 (gf)|e2 (fe) (dc)| A2 (cA) (GF/E/)|F3G (AB)|(c>e) (dc) (BA)|(G>A) (GF) (ED)|C4||

X:1 T:Sae Merry as We Twa hae been M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:"Slow" N:”The tune appears in the Skene MS, 1598.” B:Manson – Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1 (1853, p. 163) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb (g>f)|e3f g2|B2A2 (G>A)|G2F2 (g>f)|e2 (gf) g2|E3 F (GA)| B4 (ba)|g2 (ag)(fe)|c2 (ec)(BG)|(A3B) (cd)|e3 d c2| (Bc)(BA)(GF)|E4||G>F|E2 (G>A) B2|E2 (GB) (eG)|(G2F2 GF)| (E2 GA) B2|(G2 AB) c2|B4 (ba)|g2 (ag)(fe)|c2 (ec) (BA/G/)| (A3B) (cd)|e3d c2|(B>c)BA (G>F)|E4||(g>f)|e3f {ef}g2| e2f2(g>a)|(g2f2) (g>f)|e3f g2|(ed)(ef)(ga)|b4 (ba)|g2 (ag)(fe)| c2 (ec) (BA/G/)|A3 B (cd)|(e>g)(fe)(dc)|(B>c) (BA)(GF)|E4||