Sair Fyel'd, Hinny

DESCRIPTION: "(I/Aw) was young and lusty, I was fair and clear... Mony a lang year." "Sair fyel'd, hinny, sair fyel'd now, Sair fyel'd, hinny, sin' I ken'd thou." The singer looks back on his young days, and admits, at 65, to being both "stiff and cauld."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1834 (Sharp, The Bishopric Garland)
KEYWORDS: youth age
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Stokoe/Reay, p. 48, "Sair Fyel'd, Hinny" (1 text, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan3 481, "The Shoemaker at His Last" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: [Cuthbert Sharp], _The Bishopric Garland, A Collection of Legends, Songs, Ballads, &c Belonging to the County of Durham_, 1834 (references are to the 1969 reprint), p. 70, "Sair Fail'd, Hinney" (1 text)

ST StoR048 (Full)
Roud #3062
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Says the Old Man to the Oak Tree" (lyrics)
NOTES: At least some versions of this share the lyric "Says t'auld man to th' old tree" ("Says the Old Man to the Oak Tree), also found in Gammer Gurton's Garland, but I don't know if they were initially two which joined or one which split. I very tentatively split them because, well, we're splitters. - RBW
The GreigDuncan3 version is printed with strokes above the notes indicating a hammer stroke during singing. - BS
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File: StoR048

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