Tuesday 7 March 2017
Tune of the Day: Yesterday's Kisses
Traditional Scottish jig
The famous collector of folk music Francis O'Neill remarks:
It may be permissible to abbreviate such an involved title as: “Sae Braely as I was kiss'd yestreen” into “Yesterday's Kisses” both for convenience and euphony, especially as the sentiment has not been clouded by the change.
The earliest appearance of this tune in print is in James Aird’s A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1782).