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ANGLO-SCOTTISH SONGS.                                               619
In the same Collection, ii. 254, is another, printed by Brooksby, " The Poet's Dream, Or the great outcry and lamentable complaint of the land against Bayliffs and their Dogs: wherein is expressed their villanous out-rages to poor men, with a true description of their knavery and their debauch'd actions, pre­scribed and presented to the view of all people. To the tune of Sawney, &c." The first line is " As I lay slumbering in a dream."
Among the political ballads are (Rox. ii. 109) " The Disloyal Favourite; or The Unfortunate States-man:
Who seeks by fond desire for to climb, For Fortune is as fickle as the wind May chance to catch a fall before his time, To him that wears a proud ambitious mind. Tune of Sawney will nier be my love again." It begins— " Tommy was a Lord of high renown,        But he, like an ungrateful wretch,
And he was rais'd from a low degree; Did set his conscience on the stretch, He had command ore every town;              And now is afraid of Squire Ketch,
There was never one so great as he :           ForTommy will ne'er be belov'd again."
This is on some nobleman who was charged with being " concerned with France," and " some say concern'd in the plot." Printed for W. Thackeray, T. Passinger, and W. Whitwood.
In Mr. Gutch's collection is a broadside entitled " The Loyal Feast designed to be kept in Haberdashers' Hall on Friday, 21 April, 1682, by His Majesty's most loyal true blue Protestant subjects, and how it was defeated. To the tune of Saivney will never be my love again." London, printed for Allan Banks, 1682. This commences— " Tony was small but of noble race,            He broached his taps, and it ran apace
And was beloved of every one ;                To make a solemn treat for all:"
and it was reprinted, with another to the same air, in N. Thompson's collection of 180 Loyal Songs, 1685 and 1694.
The tune is found in the Choice Ayres and Loyal Songs, above quoted; in The Dancing Master, from 1686 to 1725 ; in Apollo's Banquet, 1690 and 1693 ; in the ballad-operas of Polly; The Village Opera, The Devil to pay, The Chamber­maid, &c. The words are contained in D'Urfey's New Collection of Songs and Poems, 8vo., 1683; and both words and music are in every edition of Pillsto purge Melancholy.
In all the above-named works, the tune takes its name from D'TJrfey's song, except in The Dancing Master, where it is named Sawney and Jockey,* but evidently by mistake. It is nowhere called Com riggs are bonny, until after the publication of Allan Ramsay's-song, commencing, " My Patie is a lover gay," in the Tea Table Miscellany. Ramsay does not say that his song is " to the tune of" Corn riggs are bonny, but gives that title to his song.
Stenhouse would have us believe that there was " a much older Scottish song " of " Corn riggs" to this tune than Ramsay's, but the four lines he gives are evidently a parody of the four last of Ramsay's song.b He does not condescend
* Sawney and Jockey is another song of D'Urfey's in his      song to a new tune." There are two songs to the tune in
play of The Royalist. It commences with the line, " Twa      180 Loyal Songs, pages 282 and 365 J and Mat. Tauhman's
bonny lads were Sawney and Jockey," and it was printed      " Jockey, away man " (printed with his "Heroic Poem")
;is a penny ballad by Brooksby, in 1682, with the tune.      is to the same.
A copy is in the Roxburghe Collection, iii. 913, "The         * This is one of Stenhouse's favorite remedies for defi-
Scotch Lasses Constancy; or, Jenny's Lamentation for      cient evidence of antiquity. He produces some "original
the death of Jockey, who for her sake was unfortunately      words," stating them to be of the age required to meet
killed by Sawney in a duel. Being a most pleasant new      the necessities of the crise, but they rarely tally with

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