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X:221 T:Green Grows the Rashes M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Neil Gow & Son's Complete Repository c.1805 R:Reel K:G A|G/2G/2G B>A BGGB|A/2A/2A e>d eAAB|c2 ce d/2c/2B/2A/2 GB| A/2B/2c BA GE E2:|A|G/2G/2G g>f gddg|e/2e/2e ag aeef| g>age d/2c/2B/2A/2 GB|A/2B/2c BA GEEA|G/2G/2G g>f gddg| e/2e/2e ag aeef|gbeg dgBg|A/2B/2c BA GE E2|| % % Robert Burns' song to this oldtime favorite strain, was in general % circulation among the Irish peasantry early in the last century, % and the name is still well remembered. The melody much older % than the poet's day, was known as "We're a' dry wi' drinking o't". % In reel time it was first printed in 1761 by Neil Stewart of Edinburgh % in A Collection of the Newest and Best Reels, or Country Dances, % Adapted for Violin or German Flute. The traditional Irish version of % the tune as remembered by the editor may prove not uninteresting % to the musical student of a later generation. [See #218]