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Tune: Stingo, or Oil of Barley or Cold and Raw No melody, but it scans well to "Stingo" a 17th century English dance tune. WBO

Source

Digital Tradition, twopurit

History

blow".

appear. Written by D'Urfey, it began "Cold and raw the North did

In 1688 a "new Scotch song" set to the tune

of "sowing wild oats"

themes of strong ale, and of "selling barley", the feminine equivalent

Many lyrics were set to the tune, all having in common the metaphorical

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X: 1
T:Stingo
T: the Oyle of Barly
T:Cold and Raw
M:6/8
L:1/8
%Q:110
R:Jig
H:Many lyrics were set to the tune, all having in common the metaphorical
H:themes of strong ale, and of "selling barley", the feminine equivalent
H:of "sowing wild oats"
H:In 1688 a "new Scotch song" set to the tune
H:appear.  Written by D'Urfey, it began "Cold and raw the North did
H:blow".
W:Be merry, my friends, and list a while
W:Unto a merry jest
W:It may
W:from you produce a smile
W:When you heare it exprest
W:Of a young man
W:lately married
W:Which was a boone goode fellow
W:This song in's head
W:he alwaies carried
W:When drink made him mellow
W:I cannot go home,
W:nor will I go home
W:It's long of the oyle of Barly
W:I'le tarry all
W:night for my delight
W:And go home in the morning early
W:--Humour,
W:Wit and Satire (1647)
K:GDor
G2G d2B|cA2 F2F|G2G d2B|G3 B3:|
B2B B2A/2B/2|c2c c2c|d2d g2g|d3 f3|B2B B2A/2B/2|c2c c>d_e|dc>B cA2|G3 B3 ||

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