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As they were nearing home she suddenly struck up the air of As 'twas growing dark last night- the tune of which she had all the way been trying to get and had at last caught.
With his eyes fixed on the beams above, Disko began this ancient, ancient ditty, Tom Platt flourishing all round him to make the tune and words fit a little:
As soon as he had repeated the tune and lowered his fiddle, he bowed again to the Squire and the rector, and said, "I hope I see your honour and your reverence well, and wishing you health and long life and a happy New Year.
I have a translation by Garnham, Bachelor of Arts, in the LEGENDS OF THE RHINE, but it would not answer the purpose I mentioned above, because the measure is too nobly irregular; it don't fit the tune snugly enough; in places it hangs over at the ends too far, and in other places one runs out of words before he gets to the end of a bar.
There's a rag-time tune on the other side," said the machine.
I can harp a tune so merry that a forlorn lover will forget he is jilted," said Robin.
They stooped as if they still had hold of the plough-handles, and marched without any time or tune.
By the way, the tune was rather a curious one, and you might like to try it for yourself, so here are the notes.
The great actress desires some one to tune her clavecin:- -
Thwackum and Square likewise sung to the same tune.
A man that's got the names and the natur o' plants in's head isna likely to keep a hollow place t' hold tunes in.
Standing on a projecting rock, he played several tunes in the hope that the fish, attracted by his melody, would of their own accord dance into his net, which he had placed below.