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Stingo -- The Oyle of Barly -- Cold and Raw

Title     Stingo
  The Oyle of Barly
  Cold and Raw
History     Many lyrics were set to the tune, all having in common the metaphorical
  themes of strong ale, and of "selling barley", the feminine equivalent
  of "sowing wild oats"
  In 1688 a "new Scotch song" set to the tune
  appear. Written by D'Urfey, it began "Cold and raw the North did
  blow".
Time_Signature     6/8
Rhythm     Jig
Words     Be merry, my friends, and list a while
  Unto a merry jest
  It may
  from you produce a smile
  When you heare it exprest
  Of a young man
  lately married
  Which was a boone goode fellow
  This song in's head
  he alwaies carried
  When drink made him mellow
  I cannot go home,
  nor will I go home
  It's long of the oyle of Barly
  I'le tarry all
  night for my delight
  And go home in the morning early
  --Humour,
  Wit and Satire (1647)
Key_Signature     GDor

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Contributed by Paul Sherwood Sun Mar 2 21:21:47 2008
Last edited Sun May 20 13:38:52 2012

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