Sheet Music: Yesterday's Kisses

TitleYesterday's Kisses
Alternate titlesSae Braely as I was Kiss'd Yestreen
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-03-07
Last updated2017-03-07
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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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).