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The Lass With The Delicate Air 
23rd-Oct-2009 11:38 pm

Melody:Michael Arne (1741-1786)
Lyrics:anon./trad.
Origin:English



Young Molly who lives at the foot of the hill,
Whose fame ev'ry virgin[/maiden] with envy doth fill,
Of beauty is blessed with so ample a share
Men[/They] call her the lass with the delicate air,
With the delicate air,
Men call her the lass with the delicate air.

One evening last May, as I traversed the grove,
In thoughtless retirement, not dreaming of love,
I chanced to espy the gay[/sweet] nymph I declare
And really she had a most delicate air,
A most delicate air,
And really she had a most delicate air.

By a murmuring brook on a green mossy bed
A chaplet composing, the fair one was laid;
Surprised and transported, I could not forbear,
With rapture, to gaze on her delicate air,
On her delicate air,
With rapture, to gaze on her delicate air.

A thousand times o'er I've repeated my suit
But still the tormentor affects to be mute.
Then tell me, ye swains who have conquered the fair,
How to win the dear lass with the delicate air,
With the delicate air,
How to win the dear lass with the delicate air.

Sol-Fa (3/4 in 8th notes, including triplets, range S,-D'):
2S | 1M 1R 2D 1D-1R-1M | 2R 2S,2S,| 1D 1T,1D 1R 1M 1F | 4S
2M | 1R 1D 1T,1D 1R 1T,| 1M 1f 2S 2M | 1R 1D 2T,2L,| 4S,
2S | 2S 1F 1M 1L 1S | 2F 1R 1F 1M 1S | 2F 1M 1R 1S 1F | 2F 2M
2S,| 2D 1F 1M 1L 1S | 3S 1F 2M | 2R 2D 2T,| 4D
1S 1S | 2L 1D'1L 1D'1L | 2S 1D'1S 1D'1S | 3F 1S 2M | 2M 2R
1S 1F | 1M 1R 1D 1R 1M 1F | 1S 1F 1M 1F 1S 1D'| 1L-1S-1F 2M 2R | 4D
or, slight difference:
Sol-Fa (3/4 in 8th notes, including triplets, range S,-D'):
2S | 1M 1R 2D 1D-1R-1M | 2R 2S,2S,| 1D 1T,1D 1R 1M 1F | 4S
2M | 1R 1D 1T,1D 1R 1T,| 1M 1f 2S 2M | 1R 1D 2T,2L,| 4S,
2S | 2S 1F 1M 1L 1S | 2F 1R 1F 1M 1S | 2F 1M 1R 1S 1F | 2F 2M
2S,| 2D 1F 1M 1L 1S | 3S 1F 2M | 2R 2D 2T,| 4D
1S 1S | 2L 1D'1L 1D'1L | 2S 1D'1S 1D'1S | 3F 1S 2M | 2M 2R
2S,| 1D 1T,1D 1R 1M 1F | 1S 1F 1M 1F 1S 1D'| 1L-1S-1F 2M 2R | 4D
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