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Music from the West.                   221
has some capital examples though, as in ' Tweed-side/ with those amazing words:
What beauty does Flora disclose,
How sweet are her smiles upon Tweed,
But Mary's, yet sweeter than those, Both Nature and Fancy exceed.
In the above there is the three-bar rhythm. I only recollect one other example, in the song 'Wooed and married and a'.'
As regards tenderness of expression and grace of interval, the Irish and the Scotch may keep up the old tough fight as to which is the tenderest. But the tune I shall now present is surely as gracious, and quite with a colour of its own, as the Irish specimen which I cited :

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