Sheet Music: My Lodgings Is On the Cold Ground

TitleMy Lodgings Is On the Cold Ground
Alternate titlesMy Lodging Is In the Cold, Cold Ground
Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms
Fair Harvard
Behold My Love
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyC major
Time signature6/8
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time1:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2020-06-30
Last updated2020-06-30
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Celtic Music, Love songs, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 30 June 2020

Tune of the Day: My Lodgings Is On the Cold Ground

Traditional folk song, arranged for two flutes

This old air, better known today as the tune of Thomas Moore's 19th-century song “Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms”, has been claimed alike by England, Scotland and Ireland, but according to Scottish musicologist George Farquhar Graham the probability seems to be that it is an old English dance tune. English composer Matthew Locke's 17th-century folk song “My Lodging is in the Cold, Cold Ground” was set to this tune some time after its original setting to a different, also traditional, air.

The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.