Mudcat Café message #3500712 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148194   Message #3500712
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
08-Apr-13 - 08:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Richie - Here's the tune for the songs from MFS.

You can find links to abc tutorials on the home site:, specifically have a look at the learn abc page for links. (There's also a page for software for doing abc)


T:Here's A Health Unto All True Lovers
B:Helen Creighton: Maritime Folk Songs, 1979
S:Mr.William Gilkie and his mother, Mrs.Sandy Gilkie, Sambro, N.S., September, 1950.
D2 G2 (Bd)|d6 (B/c/)d (d<e) d2|B G3-G2
w:Oh here's a_ health un_to all_ true lov-ers_
(DG) G2 (Bd)|(d6 {ed}B2) d2 (e<d) B2|A6
w:And_ un-to_ mine_ where_'er she be.
((3Aed) d2 (dB)|(G3 F) (EF)(GA) B> A B2|(E D3) B,2
w:This__ ve-ry_ night_ love_ I_ mean to be with_ you,
D2 G<G(A<B)|c4 B3 A G2 F2|HG4 z2|]
w:It's man-y's a_ long mile she is from me.