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Thread #8414   Message #52715
Posted By: Bruce O.
08-Jan-99 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: Need Help w/ Cowden Knowes
Subject: RE: Need Help w/ Cowden Knowes
The Gentle Shepherd

The opening lines of songs, and the tunes to which they were sung, in Allan Ramsay's 'The Gentle Shepherd', from reprint by A. Millar, London, 1763.

[My previous count was one too low. In the text there is an unnumbered song between #15 and #16.]

1: My Peggy is a young thing; Tune- The Wawking of the Faulds
2: Dear Roger if your Jenny geck; Tune- Fy gar rub her o'er with Strae
3: The dorty will repent; Tune- Polwart on the Green
4: O dear Peggy, Love's beguiling; Tune- O dear mother, what shall I do
5: How should I be sad when I a husband have; Tune- How can I be sad on my wedding day
6: I yield, dear lassie, ye hae won; Tune- Nansy's to the greenwood gane
7: Caul be the Rebels Cast; Tune- Cald Kale in Aberdeen
8: The Laird who in Riches and Honour; Tune- Muckin of Geordy's Byer
9: Peggy, now the King's come; Tune- Carle, an the King come
10: Winter was cauld, and my Clothing was thin; Tune- When first my dear Laddie gade to the Green-Hill [Yellow-haired Laddie]
11: By the delicious Warmness of thy Mouth; Tune- To its own tune [Ramsay had published it in his poems, 1721, as a song "Patie and Pegie". Tune is in A. Stuart's 'Music for Allan Ramsay's Collection of Scots Songs'(Tea Table Miscellany), c 1726; Oswald's 'Caledonian Pocket Companion', bk. 6; and song(s) and tune are in 'Scots Musical Museum'. #253, 254.]
12: Hid from himself, now by the Dawn; Tune- The Happy Clown
13: Were I assur'd you'll constant prove; Tune- Leith-Wind
14: Well, I agree, ye're sure of me; Tune- O'er Bogie
15: Now from Rusticity, and Love; Tune- What ye wha I met yestreen
XX: Unnumbered; Ye're welcomer to tak me, than to lat me be; Tune- Jocky said to Jenny, Jenny wilt thou do't?
16: Duty and Part of Reason; Tune- [An the] Kirk wad let me be [Blithsome Bridal/ Silly Old Man]
17: Speak on, speak thus and still my Grief; Tune- Wae's my heart that we should sunder
18: When hope was quite sank in Despair; Tune- Tweed-Side
19: At setting Day and rising Morn; Tune- Bush aboon Traquair
20: The bonny grey-ey'd morn begins to peep; Tune- Bonny gray- ey'd Morn
21: My Patie is a Lover gay; Tune- Corn Riggs are bonny

Early sources of all the tunes above can be found listed in the Scots tune index on my website.

Theophilus Ciber changed the order around a bit and substituted other tunes for several songs in his ballad opera version, 'Patie and Peggy: or, The Fair Foundling', 1730. [Source PPG in the ballad opera tune index on my website.]