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DAVIDSON'S

UNIVERSAL MELODIST,

CONSISTING OF

THE MUSIC AND WORDS

OF

POPULAR, STANDARD, AND ORIGINAL SONGS, &e

ARRANGED SO AS TO BE EQUALLY ADAPTED FOR

THE SIGHT-SINGER,
THE PERFORMER ON THE FLUTE, CORNOPEAN, ACCORDION,

VIOLIN, OR OTHER TREBLE INSTRUMENT.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

G. H. DAVIDSON, 19, PETER'S HILL, DOCTORS: COMMONS.

MDCCCLIII.

PREFACE.

She appearance of such a volume as this is of itself conclusive evidence of the progress made in this country, within the last few years, in the cultivation and appreciation of the science of Music. Till the delusion was dispelled by the appearance and triumphant success of “The Musical Treasury," the musical public had been accustomed to rate themselves as so insignificant a section of the public at large, as to be induced to believe that while the greater class, from its immensity, could be supplied with literature of a high order at a price almost nominal, the lesser one was so limited in number, that nothing short of shillings for the quantity of paper and print vended to others for their pence, could possibly repay those who were magnanimous enough to minister to their circumscribed demands ;—and this notion continued to prevail for a length of years, although there is hardly in England at this time a respectable house which does not count a Piano-forte in its inventory of furniture. At length, however, appeared “The Musical Treasury," with the declared object of furnishing the Piano-fortist with Songs at Threepence each, instead of Eighteenpence; Quadrilles at Threepence, instead of Three Shillings ; Overtures and Waltzes at Sixpence, instead of from Three to Five Shillings each ; and all other Pieces in like ratio. The ancients of the Music Trade took their first exception to the intruder on the ground that Cheap Music could not be correct, forgetting, or not choosing to admit, that correctness is a matter of capacity, not of expense that the cost of engraving, paper, and printing, is the same for incorrect as for correct work ;-and this insinuation no doubt had its influence among small minds, till the intellectual began to compare the cheap with the dear Music, when they were rewarded by the discovery of the fact, that the one was as far above the other in general accuracy as it was below it in price. This point unwillingly conceded, the next assertion was, that correct Music at such a price must result in the ruin of those foolhardy enough to produce it. The production, however, has continued on to the extent of considerably more than 400 different Pieces , the proprietor has demonstrated the capability of paying largely out of small profits, by engaging on the work whatever talent he has thought likely to advance its ultimate importance; and “The Musical Treasury” is now the self-chosen medium of bringing before the public the writings of some of the most esteemed composers of the day-Mr. Henry Russell alone having contributed to it above Sixty of his popular Songs and Scenas.

It is the experience derived from this speculation that has given rise to the following pages. A few years ago the project would not only have failed for want of support, but the mechanical means of accomplishing it did not exist. The old-fashioned style of printing from dirty pewter-plates, clumsily punched, is wholly at variance with the production of a handsome library volume ; and the uneducated character of the poor people employed in punching pewter-plates is an utter denial to their producing the literary portions of Vocal Music in a condition at all satisfactory to educated persons. Until lately, Music Type, aiso, was so imperfect, that its inefficiency was hardly counterbalanced by the more scholastic character of all Music Printing emanating from Letter-Press Printers, as distinguished from the Printer from pewter plates. But, through the enterprise of the English Type-Founders, the Letter-Press Printer is now supplied with Music Type perfectly capable of delineating every mark and direction required for the most recondite compositions; and, although the first cost of Music thus produced, instead of being cheaper, as those interested against the system would wish to be believed, amounts to about five times as much as that created under the olden system, its mathematical precision and elegance recommend it so strongly, and its great durability holds out a prospect of profit, if not large at first, yet so long-continuing, that the Publisher has felt himself justified in incurring the great outlay necessarily occasioned in the collecting, revising, and printing of above 800 Songs, with the Music adapted alike for the Vocalist and the Performer on most Treble Instruments, and in laying them before the Musical World at the unprecedented price of Eight Shillings, in an elegant and durable binding.

Another volume of similar dimensions will follow in due course, extending the collection to above 1600 Songs, printed into volumes suitable for the shelves of the library, yet easily portable to musical unions. Simultaneously, the Publisher's Edition of “The Songs of Charles Dibdin" is reprinted for the fifth time, with numerous additions in the Musical Department--the paper, typography, and dimensions corresponding with those of this volume, and care being taken that none of the Songs of either work shall appear in the other; so that, while each has an entirety in itself, the subscriber to the whole will not be tacumbered with any thing in duplicate.

page 26

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...... 278

288

..... 270

... 206

Bachelor's Fare-Henry West, R.A..
Banners are waving o'er Mowen's dark Heath.... 378
Barney Brallaghan's Courtship--Blewitt

......... 346
Be a good Buy, and take care of Yourself ........ 432
Be gone, dull Care .........

............. 314
Be ye ready! your Country is calling ............ 370
Beauties! there is nothing new...

........... 288
Beautiful Streamlet, how precious to me.......... 101
Beauty in Tatters-Augustus Voigt .............. 430
Before and after Marriage -T. B. Brett ..

178
'Behold me!' sang Hassan, the fearless and free.. 299
Believe me, the Spell is upbroken-H. West 429
Believe not the Tales they bave told thee--H. Russell 73
Ben Battle, or Faithless Nelly Gray....

200
Beside a Fountain Border

209
Beside the lone Sea-Melody by Bellini

290
Betty Wade and Mr. Solomon-Hook...

320
Bide ye yet-Old Scotch Song ..

275
Billy Vite and Nelly Green..

294
Bind thy Brow-J. M. Jolly, Poetry by J. W. Leslie 146
Black-eyed Susan-Old English Air, Poetry by Gay 304
Bless'd Day! thrice happy will it prove .....

374
Blind Mary-Irish Melody, 'In the Morning of Life' 409
Blow, blow, thou Winter's Wind-Dr. Arne ...... 54
Blow, ye gentle Breezes-From Auber's 'Crown
Jewels,' Poetry by G. Soane ......

83
Blow, ye Winds-Verdi's 'Nino,'Poetry by G. Soane 116
Blue Bonnets over the Border..

132
Bonnie Charley-Hook, Words by Upton

238
Bonnie Charlie-A Jacobite Song

389
Bonnie Jean-Poetry by R. Burns

362
Bonny Lassie, will ye go ....

424
Bonnie Lizzie Baillie Scottish Melody

197
Bonny Bet, sweet Blossom-Shield..

40
Bonny Brave Scotland-Niel Gow...

174
Bound 'Prentice to a Waterman-J. Sanderson
Boys, when I play, cry .O crimini'

412
Breathe not again thai Dreadful Word-Irish Melo-

dy, Moore's Whene'er I see those smiling Eyes,'
the Poetry by Leman Rede ......

49
Brian Boru-Irish Melody, Garry Owen'

31
Bring me the Wine--Hindostanee Melody, the Poe-
try by W. Reader...

361
Bruce's Address-Scots wha bae'
Bubble, Squeak, and Pettitoes--C. Dibdin

309
Bud not yet, ye gentle Flowers - From Verdi's
Nino,' the Words G. Soane, A.B...

64
Buffalo Gals, as sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders.. 289
Bugle Song- Maria J. Kluit, Poetry translated from
the German

426
Burial of the Seed-Weber-the Poetry from the
German

359
Busk ye, busk ye, my Bonny Bride-Scottish Melody 207
But are ye sure the News is true ?..

340
By a Murmuring Brook-Sir J. A. Stevenson ..... 379
By Moonlight he met her......

198
By Rhine's Blue Waters, or .On Youder Rock Re-

clining-Scena in Fra Diavolo' ............. 55
By the gaily circling Glass - Dr. Arne ............. 383
By the side of a murmuring Stream.............. 75

... 271

134
324

.... 391

A Cavalier gallop'd..
A Chieftain to the Highlands bound..

424
A Christmas Carol-H. Russell, Poetry by C. Dickens 38
A Farewell, to an Air by Mozart..

237
A flaxen-headed Cow-boy..

57
A Frog he would a Wooing go

166
A Goblet of Wine-J.M.Jolly,Poetry byJ. W.Leslie 139
A Hero's Life I sing, his Story shall my Pen mark. 303
A Knight and a Lady once met in a Grove ........ 408
A Lay of Greeting from afar-H.R.H. Prince Albert 285
A Life by de Galley Fire-Parody, as sung by the
Ethiopian Serenaders

353
A Life in the West-H. Russell, Poetry by G.P.Morris 216
- A Life on the Ocean Wave-H, Russell

353
A Man's a Man for a' that-Burns

28
A poor Soul sat sighing beneath a tall Tree ...... 272
A Prey to tender Anguish-Haydn
A Tale I'll tell you without any Flam ............ 190
A Thousand Years ago-Spohr
A Traveller stopp'd at a Widow's Gate-G!lfert .. 73
A weary Lot is thine, Fair Maid-Poetry by Scott. 123
A wee Bird cam' to our Ha' Door .....
A while the Maid the Stranger ey'd .

172
A Wolf, while Jutta slept-Kelly-Words by Lewis 415
A young Rose in my Garden grew-H. Russell
Across the Downs, this Morning

160
Across the troubled Loch I see ......

320
Adieu, my lord Harp !

334
Adieu, my Native Land! adieu

.279
Adown in the Valley.

155
Advertisement for a Wife.
Ae Nicht i' the Gloamin', as late I pass'd by 355
Agwine down to New Orleans

156
Ab, sure a Pair was never seen-From the Duenna. 169
Ah, where the Fairy Vision-From Opera of Tarrare 99
Alice Gray-Mrs. P. Millard
All around the May-Pole-Dr. Arne.......
All hail, happy Meeting-T. B. Brett

201
All hush'd were the Breezes...
All in the Downs the Fleet was moor'd..

304
All the World bas been ask'd to the Party To-night 358
Au to astonish the Browns, as sung by H. Russell 16
Allen Brooke of Wyndermere-Hook

309
Allons, Enfans de la Patrie--the Marseillois Hyma 422
Alone by the Light of the Moon-Hook

396
Alva–Irish Melody, Moore's • Rich and Rare,' the
Poetry by Leman Rede ...,

110
An Irish Drinking-Song-C. Dibdin ........ 272
An' thou were my Ain Thing

317
Anacreon, they say, was a Jolly Old Blade.

236
And has she then fail'd in her Tratb

167
And must I part with Thee ....

257
And this I think a Reason fair-C, Dibdin
And we're a' Noddin'...

192
Annie and Jamie Scottish Melody, J. Sanderson

425
Annie Dear !–Irish Melody, Poetry by T. Davis 168
Annie Laurie-Scottish Melody ...

132
Another Cup, and then-C. Dibdin

214
As down on Banna's Banks I stray'd

255
As I roam'd the Fields along

304
As I was a walking...

25
As I was rambling down de Street

289
As I was sitting in my Room ........

426
Ask if yon Damask Rose be sweet..

230
Assist me, ye Lads who have Hearts

232
As walking forth to view the Plain

435
At Ratcliff Cross, the other Day.

368
At Sixteen Years old....

214
At the Baron of Diowbray's Gate was seen......... 335
At the peaceful Midnight Hour.....

369
Attend to me, Landsmen and Sailors

231
Altend unto me for a Wbile....

157
Altune the Pipe; attune the gladsoine Lay---Pl-yel. 375
Auld Lang Syne-Scottish Melody, Poetry by Burns 104
Auld Robin Gray-Words by Lady Anne Lindsay.. 6
Away, away, with the Willow...

146
Away down in New Orleans I gets upon de Landin' 383
Away! we know that Tears are vaio-P. W'. Porter
--Poetry by Lord Byron

407
Nay with Me.ancholy-Mozart

46

.. 279

394

Can native Scenes delight me..

434
Can't you dance the Polka ?-S. D. Saunders.. 12
Carlisle Wall-P. W. Porter, Poetry by Sir W. Scott 423
Cauld blaws the Wind from North to South

..... 207
Cease, rude Boreas, blust'ring Railer--Falcorer 126
Chains on the Cities, Gloom in the Air

332
Charlie is my Darling

68
Chloe's to be my Wife-As sung by the Ethiopian
Serenaders

416
Choose ye, who will

41
Chundah's Song-Hindostanee Melody

336
Clan Gregor-Philip Knapton

293
Clouds that sweep the Midnight Heav'n..... 819
Come all ye jolly Sailors bold

294
Come all you Blades, both high and low.

294
Come, boat me ower ......

86
Come, Brothers, arouse-Heory Russell

1
Come, buy my Ballads -M. P. King.

399
Come, cheer up, my Lads-Dr Boyce

355
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Come, dance, and put your Work away ......page 97
Come, 6ll the Cup-H. Russell, Poetry by H. G.Sharpe 72
Come, gie's a Sang,' Montgomery cried..

388
Come hit her, thou beautiful Rover

345
Come, if you dare-From Artaxerxes

213
Come in the Ey'ving ...

187
Come, Lads, here's good Luck

56
Come, list, ye fair Maids

126
Come, listen, kind Gentlefolks all--H. Russell 322
Come, live with me and be my Love-C. Morley 155
Come, Love, to me-Serenade –J. M. Jolly... 47
Come, my Friends !--Druids' March in Norma, the
Words by G. Soane, A.B.....

35
Come now, all ye Social Pow'rs.

246
Come, r ve with me J. F. Danneley, Poetry by C.
Mackay

280
Come, sweet One ! come !-H.R.H. Prince Albert. 292
Come to these Arms, my own true-hearted.. 329
Comin' thro' the Rye...

6
Could the Voice that I lov'd wake again-Irish

dielorly, Moore's 'She is far from the Land,' the
Poetry by Leman Rede.

143
Crazy Jane-Miss Abrams, Poetry by Monk Lewis. 263
Cupid ! lovely charming Boy !..

404
Capid mid the Roses playing-J. P. Knight

97
Cushlamacbree-Irish Melody

248
Dance, Boatman, dance-As sung by H. Russell 21
Dandy Jim

of Caroline-As sung by H. Russell 25
Dark-ey'd Beauty-Air “Tu non sai,> La Sonnam-
bula, Poetry by Leman Rede ..

140
Dark, dark, was the Dungeon, and humid the Walls 295
Dark lour'd the Night, loud roar'd the Main 297
Day again is ending, from Rossini's 'Semiramide' 432
Daylight blushes o'er the Mountain ....

212
Days of Yore-W. A. Nield..

360
De Dandy Broadway Swell--As sung by the Ethio-
pian Serenaders

433
De Jaw-bone hung ober de Log-hut Fire.

102
De Merry Shoe-Black-Negro Melody..

156
De Queerest Chap I eber see

66
Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green Bosom rises. 248
Dear Father! smile ! - Alex. Lee, Poetry by Baily.. 165
Dear Heart I how this World..

38
Dear Land-- Irish Melody, Poetry by Sliabh Cuilinn 185
Dear Mary, Adieu !..

215
Dear Scenes of Youth-Miss Dixon

312
Dear Tom, this brown Jug

96
Dearest Girl! I soon must leave thee !-Stevenson 296
Deep in the Abruzzi-From Flotow's Stradella,'
Poetry by G. Soane, A.B

188
Deep o'er Alva's Tower falls.

110
Der Trinker, the Tippler-(. Walther.

372
Dere's some one in de House wid Dinah

321
Descend, ye chaste Nine!

105
Despair-Haydn

29
Devotion-D'Alquen, Poetry by Sforza.

329
Dicky Gossip-As sung by the celebrated Mr. Suett 235
Did ye see the red Rose on its boony green Stem.. 387
Did you ne'er hear a Tale

155
Die Feen Konigion-the Fairy Queen-C. Walther 393
Diogenes, sarly and proud

254
Does my Brother think of me-Translated from the

German of Prince Ernest, Music by Prince Albert 412
Donald-Old Scotch Song

121
Don't be in such a Hurry-W. T. Parke.

54
Dorsetshire House ..

358
Dost ask me how I am ?

183
Down among the Dead Men

74
Down by the River there grows a Green Willow-
Storace. Words by G. Colman.

232
Dumble Dum Deary

245
Dunois the Brave French Romance.

103

Fair Lake! whose bright Crystal
Fair one! take this Hose

1:6
Fairest of the Virgin Train

245
Faithless Emma-Sir J. A. Stevenson

366
Fancy dipp'd her Pen in Dew-Whitaker

342
Far, far from me-M. P. King

45
Far in the wild Wood

365
Far over yon Hills of the Heather sae green 807
Far remov'd from Noise and Smoke ...

163
Far remov'd from the Town

372
Fare Thee Well-Mozart, Poetry by Lord Byron .. 81
Farewell, Sweet 1-C.Gilfert, Poetryby H.F.Heathcote %
Farewell, thou Stream-Burns
Farewell to old England ! tby white Cliffs, Adieu ! 216
Father! I call on Thee, German Prayer-Himmel 241
Fill! 611 !-From Flotow's Stradella'..
Fill! fill i till the Glass runs o'er-Der Freyschutz 17
Fill up each Glass
Fisher's Song-Adapted to an Air by Von Rhyn
Flora M‘Donald's Lament-Neil Gow, jun.
Flow, thou regal purple Stream-Dr. Arnold.
Fly not yet-Moore's Irish Melody

12
For England, when, with fav'ring Gale

14
For Freedom and his Native Land ...
For Tenderness form'd...
Forget me not....

249
Forgive the Muse that slumber'd-Irish Melody,

Moore's 'I'd mourn the Hopes,' Poetry by L. Rede 46
For thee all the Hardsbips of Life I could bear.... 396
Fresh and strong the Breeze is blowing--Dr. Arne. 10
Friend of my Soul, when all has led-Auber...... 243
From aloft the Sailor looks-Storace

85
From Distant Climes-J. Magrath.....

141
From Night till Morn

203
From the Danube was he riding-N. Corri.. 419
From the steep Promontory gaz'd..

302
From the white-blossom'd Sloe.
Funny and free are the Bachelor's Revelries 364
Gaffer Grist, Gaffer's Son..

94
Gaieté de Cæur-Adapted to an Air by Winter 216
Gentle Youth ! ah tell me why-Dr. Arne

43
Gentle Zitella / whither away

24
Get up and bar the Door-Old Scutch Song

275
Gin a Body meet a Body

6
Gin I had a wee House, and a canty wee Fire

275
Glowing with Love, on Fire for Fame

237
Go at Midnight's Dreamy Hour

301
God of Peace! before thee, peaceful, here we kneel 391
God Save the Queen

436
Gramachree, Molly ! -Irish Melody.

255
Gratitude-W. Reeve ...

214
Green grow the Rashes, 01-Poetry by Burns.
Green were the Fields where my Forefathers dwelt 98
Had I a Cave on some distant Short-Burns...... 115
Had I a Heart for Falsehood fram'd-Irish Melody,
Moore's 'The Harp that once'

112
Hallo ! ye my Fellows: arise and advance.. 364
Hamlet-Mock Heroic, by Hook, to the Tune of
• Lunnun is the Devil'

303
Happy Friendship-Old Scotch Air, Poetry by Burns 362
Happy he, to whom kind Heaven

436
Happy we are a'thegither.....

362
Harki I hear the Ocean's whelming Sweep-Moore's

'Love's Young Dream,' Poetry by Leman Rede., 129
Hark, Phillis ! hark !..

244
Hark! the Merry Bells---From Flotow's Stradella' 159
Hark! the Bells are gaily Ringing--Verdi's Nino' 127
Hark! the Song of the moanirg Vesper Gale--Hin-
dostanee Melody, Poetry by W. Reader

421
Hark! with what Glee yon merry Clown

2-40
Harvest Home J. Davy, Poetry by T. Dibdin 402
Hassan the Brave- Poetry by Sir Walter Scott.... 299
Hasle! haste! I priihee haste away-1. Nathan .. 242
Have I then the Lyre forsaken

412
Have ye Faith in One Another-T. B. Brett 210
He comes from the Wars..

22
He loves and he rides away-C. E, Horn

33.5
He shineth out

18:2
He was fam'd for Deeds of Arms-Corri

224
He's comin' again

104
He's ower the Hills that I loe weel

239
Hear me! Love ! - From Weber's ' Der Freyschutz' 66
Heigho for a Husband

53
Helen-- Irish Melody, Moore's 'Meeting of the Wa-
ters,' the Poetry by Lemau Rede

28

34

..

Early Days ! how fair and fleeting !-Stevenson 213
Earth, to thy Bosom ...

60
Eleven Years bave pass'd away

171
Encompass'd in an Angel's Frame-Jackson. 816
England, Home of the Free-Oscar Perry

91
Ere around the Huge Oak-Shield

23
Erin Go Bragh..

98
Faint and Wearily-Dr. Arnold.

223
Fair Janet--Mozart, the Poetry by Miss Milford .. 271
Fair Jessy, the Maid of the Moor-Dr. John Clark,
Poetry by Mrs. Hemans

295
Fair Ladies ! I, being rather shy

271

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