Lassie Lie Near Me (Laddie Lie Near Me)
DESCRIPTION: "Lang hae we parted been, Lassie my dearie, Now we are met again, Lassie lie near me. Near me, near me, Lassie lie near me. Lang hast thou lien thy lane, Lassie lie near me." "A' that I hae endured... Here in thy arms is cured, Lassie, lie near me."
EARLIEST DATE: 1803 (Scots Musical Museum, #216)
KEYWORDS: love separation reunion nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: James Johnson, Editor, _The Scots Musical Museum_ [1853 edition], volume III, #218, p. 227, "[Old Words]" (1 text, 1 tune, filed as an addendum to the rewritten text "Laddie lie near me.")
NOTES [23 words]: Chappell-PopularMusicOfTheOldenTime, pp. 184-185, has a brief piece, Lady, Lie Near Me." As he points out, "It differs wholly from this." - RBW
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