Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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CONTENTS.                                                                     XI
SONGS OF PLEASANTRY.
Author.                          Composer.                    Page
Comin' through the Rye..........................Unknown..........Old air..........403
The Low-Backed Car.............................Lover.............Lover............. 404
Green Grow the Rashes, O......................Burnt.............Old air............ 406
Molly Carew.....................................Lover.............Old air............ 407
VVithin a mile of Edinboro'.....................D' Urfey..........Hooke............. 410
Widow Machree..................................Lover.............Lover ............ 412
Duncan Gray.....................................Burns............Old air............ 413
Rory O'More. .'....................................Lover.............Lover............. 415
The Laird o' Cockpen............................Nairne............Old air............ 417
Kate Kearney....................................Morgan...........Old air..... ...... 418
O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad.........Burns.............Bruce.............420
Roy's wife of Aldivalloch......................Grant............Gow.............. 421
Lovely Mary Donnelly...........................Allingham.........Barker............ 423
Come, haste to the wedding...................... Unknown..........Arne.............. 426
Weel may the keel row.........................Unknown..........Old air............ 428
Wait for the wagon............................Unknown..........Buckley............ 429
The Groves of Blarney.........................Millikin...........Unknown.......... 431
A frog he would a wooing go ...................White............Scotch air.......... 434
The fine old English gentleman.................Hewer ...,........Old air............ 435
Old King Cole . ...:..............................Unknoicn..........Old air...........439
Saint Patrick was a gentleman..................Bennett and Toleken. Irish air........... 441
The Roast Beef of Old England.................Leveridge..........Leveridge.......... 442
Buy a broom...................................... Unknown..........German air........ 444
Robinson Crusoe..................................Cussans...........Unknown.......... 444
The Bowld Sojer Boy........ ....................Trover.............Irish air........... 446
The Cork Leg...................................Blewitt...........Blewitt............ 447
CONVIVIAL SONGS.
Sparkling and bright............................Hoffman..........Taylor............ 451
Smoking away.....................................Finch.............Taylor...........453
Begone ! dull care.............................. Unknown..........Old air...........454
Come, landlord, fill the flowing bowl..........Fletcher...........Old air.........455
How stands the glass around ?................... Unknown..........Unknown.......... 456
Fill the bumper fair.............................Moore...... ......Old air........... 457
One bumper at parting...........................Moore.............Old air............ 459
Drink to me only with thine eyes...............Jonson............Mozart............460
Farewell ! but whenever........................Moore.............Old air............ 461
The meeting.....................................Moore.............Moore.............463
Reasons for Drinking............................Morris............Dibdin............ 464
Oh, think not my spirits..........................Moore.............Old air........... 467
The Year that's aw a'............................Dunlop...........Old air........... 469
POLITICAL SONGS.
Tippecanoe and Tyler too.......................Boss..............Old air............   473
John Brown's body................................Hall..............Unknown..........   476
Maryland, my Maryland.........................Randall...........German air........   478
Wake Nicodemus..................................Work.............Work.............  480
Wha'll be King but Charlie ?....................Nairne...........Old air............   484
Charlie is my darling............................Nairne............Old air............   486
What's a' the steer, kimmer ?.....................Unknown..........Unknown..........   488
Wearing of the green...........................Boucicault.........Old air............   488
Yes, the die is cast..............................Pestel............Pestel............   491
Tullochgorum...................................Skinner..........Old air ..........   492








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