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Thread #11200   Message #864503
Posted By: GUEST,Q
11-Jan-03 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Sweet Afton - which tune?
Subject: RE: Sweet Afton - which tune?
Several take-offs, using the tune of "Afton Water" ((Flow Gently---), were made. One, in the Bodleian Library, is called "The Beautiful Maid of the Valley of Levin," published ca. 1854 (Ballads Catalogue, 2806 c11(155), Glasgow. It starts out "In yon lovely valley, where Levin flows clear, There lives a fair maid, and that maid I love dear; etc.

The best part of the broadside is a description of the River and its locale.