Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
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Oh! should you e'er meet this Kate Kearney, Who lives on the banks of Killarney, Beware of her smile, for many a wile Lies hid in the smile of Kate Kearney.
Tho' she looks so bewitchingly simple, Yet there's mischief in every dimple; And who dares inhale, the sigh's spicy gale. Must die by the breath of Kate Kearney.
O WHISTLE, AND I'LL COME TO YOU MY LAD.
The words of this song are by Robert Burns, but there is dOURt as to the origin of the air, which was a great favorite with him. Ireland claims it, and has long known it under the title of "Noble Sir Arthur;" but one John Brtjce, a Scottish fiddler, claimed it stoutly, and Burns said of him, "This I know, Bruce, who was an honest man, though a red-wud Highlander, constantly claimed it; and by all the old musical people in Dumfries he is believed to be the author of it." Burns wrote two sets of words for it.
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fa - ther and mother and a'should gae mad, O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad.
1. But wa - ri - ly tent when ye come to court me, And come na un-less the backyett be a - jee;
2.   At kirk or at mar -ket,whene'eryemeetme, Gang by me as tho'that ye cared na a flie.
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