Sheet Music: O' Saw Ye the Lass wi' the Bonny Blue E'en

TitleO' Saw Ye the Lass wi' the Bonny Blue E'en
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time1:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-11-04
Last updated2021-11-04
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Ballads, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 4 November 2021

Tune of the Day: O' Saw Ye the Lass wi' the Bonny Blue E'en

arranged for two flutes

This Scottish song, set to lyrics by Richard Ryan, is one of many ballads popularized by singer John Sinclair in the early 1800s. The word een is Scots for ‛eyes’.

O, saw ye the lass wi' the bonnie blue e'en?
Her smile is the sweetest that ever was seen,
Her cheek like the rose is, but fresher, I ween,
She's the loveliest lassie that trips on the green.

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