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Thread #40638   Message #3043790
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
30-Nov-10 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lay the Lily Low / Jack Munro
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lay the Lily Low / Jack Munro
A copy in the Bodleian Collection is dated between 1774 and 1825 (Harding B25(934), Angus, Printer.
Anoyther printing is dated 1816-....)

The last line in all copies- "Saying, "Here is fifty guineas....."

Charlie Byrd plays an instrumental, "Lay the Lily Low," which seems to have no relation to the tune wanted here.

Florence Reece sings a line or two of "Lay the Lily Low", Digital Library of Appalachia, but not identifiable as to any tune.

It is questionable as to whether the 'old hymn' (not seen) tune has anything in common with the tune used by Florence Reece for "Which Side Are You On."