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740                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
The song quoted by Mr. C. Kirkpatrick Sharpe, " 0, fair maid,whase aught that bonny bairn," is in a different metre, and could not be sung to any of these airs. Mrs. Grant's song, " 0 where, tell me where, is your Highland laddie gone ? " was written after this tune had been rendered popular by Mrs. Jordan's singing. Stenhouse (as usual) gives a wrong date.
Oh ! where, and oh ! where does your Highland laddie dwell ? He dwells in merry Scotland, at the sign of the Blue Bell; And it's oh ! in my heart, that I love my laddie well.
What clothes, in what clothes is your Highland laddie clad 1 His honnet's of the Saxon green, his waistcoat of the plaid; And it's oh ! in my heart, that I love my Highland lad.
Suppose, oh ! suppose that your Highland lad should die ! The hagpipes shall play over him,—I'll lay me down and cry ; And it's oh! in my heart, that I wish he may not die.
All hornpipes in common time are of comparatively late date,—perhaps in no case earlier than the last century, and generally of the latter half.
The genuine old English hornpipe was in triple time, simple or compound; and although, about the commencement of the last century, some were reprinted, and then marked %, they are, nevertheless, in % time. For instance, "The famous Darbysheire Hornpipe," in " An extraordinary Collection of pleasant and merry

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