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to give any proof of thia antiquity, but tells us that " the tune appears in Craig's Collection, in 1730," and that " Craig was a very old man when he published his collection."
Whether Craig was old or young I will not dispute, but he certainly took the titles of the tunes in his collection from the Tea Table Miscellany. Out of thirty-five tunes that he published, twenty-nine agree with the names in that work, and this is the total number that could agree, for there are no songs in it to the remaining six.
information derived from other sources. Francis Semple,      of which Francis Serople is the supposed author. Againf
of Beltrees, is one of his favorite scapegoats in these      as to Logan Water, in Flora, 8vo., 1729, it is named "The
cases. He gives him the credit, among other songs, of      Logan water is so deep," which is not at all like the words
Maggie Lauder. Now, in the ballad-opera of The Beggar's      Stenhouse gives. It would be easy to multiply instances
Wedding, 2nd edit., 8vo., 1729, it is called " Moggy Law-      of this kind. ther on a day," which does not at all agree with the song

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