Authors

J. Parry

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0341

Custom Date

undated

Description

Cover: a drawing of a woman playing piano; text reads: The Bromo-Seltzer Collection of 54 Popular Songs; Publisher: x

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 19th Century; Songs --United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format

scores

Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries

Lyrics

Lyrics:
First verse
Gin a body meet a body Comin' thro the rye, Gin a body kiss a body, Need a body cry? Ev'ry lassie has her laddie; Nane, they say, has I; Yet a' the lads they smile at me, When comin' thro' the rye. Amang the train there is a swain I dearly lo'e mysel', But whaur his hame, or what his name, I dinna care to tell.
Second verse
Gin a body meet a body Comin' thro' the town, Gin a body greet a body, Need a body frown? Ev'ry lassie has her laddie; Nane, they say, has I; Yet a' the lads they smile at me, When comin' thro' the rye. Amang the train there is a swain I dearly lo'e mysel', But whaur his hame, or what his name, I dinna care to tell.

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

Comin' Thro' The Rye / words by J. Parry

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