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560                                   ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
date of the book), under the name of The Northern Lass.* It is there arranged for the violin, and seems to have been copied from some pipe-version of the air. By the repetition of one phrase, the second part of the tune is extended to sixteen bars (instead of eight, which the words require), but if bars twelve to nineteen, inclusive, were omitted, it would be of the proper ballad-length. All later ver­sions contain only eight bars in each part.
The following is the air, as it stands in Apollo's Banquet.
The above is still popular, but in a very different form. Instead of being a slow and plaintive air, it has been transformed into a cheerful one.
* One of Richard Brome's Comedies, printed in 1632, music to Brome's play was composed by Dr, John was entitled The Northern Lasse, but It does not contain "Wilson, and three, or more, of the songs are extant in any song that could have been sung to this tune. The Gamble's MS., now in the possession of Dr. Rimbanlt.

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