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Lyr Req: A Kiss in the Morning Early

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MAID GAED TAE THE MILL
THE SHOEMAKER'S KISS


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Lyr/Chords Req: A Kiss in the Morning Early (30)


GUEST,Timbrel 08 Apr 01 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 08 Apr 01 - 02:27 PM
Malcolm Douglas 08 Apr 01 - 02:49 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 08 Apr 01 - 03:00 PM
GUEST,Marc 09 Sep 04 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,harpmolly 09 Sep 04 - 10:40 PM
John in Brisbane 22 Dec 04 - 07:54 AM
michaelr 23 Dec 04 - 02:22 AM
GUEST,Paula 26 Apr 17 - 07:25 AM
GUEST,Alex S 26 Apr 17 - 11:49 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Apr 17 - 03:16 PM
Steve Gardham 28 Apr 17 - 04:13 PM
Steve Gardham 28 Apr 17 - 04:25 PM
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Subject: Kiss in the morning, early
From: GUEST,Timbrel
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 01:41 PM

I've got an nth-generation recording of a song by who knows who, who knows when. I'd like to learn it. The closest relative I can find in the database is "The Shoemaker's Kiss", but the structure of that one is somewhat different.

In this version, the choruses are "all alone in the lo-li-lo-li-lin" and "a kiss in the morning, early". It tells the same basic story as "the shoemaker's kiss" -- a lasss' indeiscretions lead to ruin, alas.

Hope this rings a bell for someone....anyone!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kiss in the morning, early
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 02:27 PM

Kiss in the morning early is a euphemism for sexual intercourse.

There are almost innumerable variants. They seem to stem from Laurence Price's "Good Ale for my money" in the Laurence Price file on my website.

In Johnny and Molly's Garland, c 1748-- I cannot come home, I will not come home
till I taste of the oyle of Barley
I'll tarry all night wi' my heart's delight
and go home in the morning early

From T. Durfey's "Cold and Raw"
If thou wouldst stay with me all night,
And go home in the morning early.
[Rest in Scarce Songs 2 file on my website]

"Up in the morning early" in Hecht's 'Somgs from David Herd's Manuscripts'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kiss in the morning, early
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 02:49 PM

You might like to have a look at this discussion from last year:  A Kiss in the Morning Early  -Text as recorded by Mick Hanly, who got it from Colm O Lochlainn's More Irish Street Ballads, and altered it for some reason, together with a Scottish text posted by Bruce.  I think that the one printed by O Lochlainn, which originally had the refrain you mention, is what you're looking for.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kiss in the morning, early
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 03:00 PM

Thanks Malcom. I'd forgotten all about that one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kiss in the morning, early
From: GUEST,Marc
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 06:52 PM

I've got the version you are referring to, with the 'all alone in the lonely lo-lin' chorus, If you're still interested, give me a shout


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kiss in the morning, early
From: GUEST,harpmolly
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 10:40 PM

Is this the first verse of the song you're looking for?

"Twas early one morning the fair maid arose,
And dressed herself up in the finest of clothes;
And off to the shoemaker's shop sure she goes
For a kiss in the morning early..."

If so, there's a great version on Niamh Parsons' newest CD,
"Heart's Desire" (an all-round great album).

Molly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kiss in the morning, early
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 07:54 AM

Is this sung to the tune of 'Up In The Morning Early' - Lyrics and tune in the DT.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kiss in the morning, early
From: michaelr
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 02:22 AM

Be sure to use the mouth rinse first.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Kiss in the Morning Early
From: GUEST,Paula
Date: 26 Apr 17 - 07:25 AM

Hello

I would like to sing the song 'A Kiss in the morning early' in a feature film . We would like to sing the original traditional arrangement out of copyright. Does anyone know where I can source sheet music for an original arrangement out of copyright?

Thanks

Paula


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Kiss in the Morning Early
From: GUEST,Alex S
Date: 26 Apr 17 - 11:49 AM

Rex Preston sings a version. He might be able to help


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SHOEMAKER (1868)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 03:16 PM

Here's the oldest version I can find. Unfortunately, it's only lyrics, no tune. Also, it may be quite different from the song you had in mind:

From Four Books of Choice Old Scottish Ballads, MDCCCXXIII-MDCCCXLIV [edited by T. G. Stevenson], (Edinburgh, 1868), page 55:


THE SHOEMAKER.

"Shoemaker, shoemaker, are ye within?
      A fal a falladdie fallee;
Hae ye got shoes that will fit me so trim,
      For a kiss in the morning early?"

"O fair may, come in and see,
      A fal, &c.
I've got but ae pair, and I'll gie them to thee
      For a kiss in the morning early."

He's tane her in behind the bench,
      A fal, &c.
And there he has fitted his own pretty wench
      With a kiss in the morning early.

Whan twenty weeks war come and gane,
      A fal, &c.
This maid cam back to her shoemaker then,
      For a kiss in the morning early.

"O," says she, "I can't spin at a wheel,"
      A fal, &c.
"If ye can't spin at a wheel, ye may spin at a rock,
For I go not to slight my ain pretty work
      That was done in the morning early."

Whan twenty weeks war come and gone,
      A fal, &c.
This maid she brought forth a braw young son,
      For her kiss in the morning early.

"O," says her father, "we'll cast it out,
      A fal, &c.
It is but the shoemaker's dirty clout,
      It was got in a morning early."

"O," says her mother, "we'll keep it in.
      A fal, &c.
It was born a prince, and it may be a king,
      It was got in a morning early."

Whan other maids gang to the ball,
      A fal, &c.
She must sit and dandle her shoemaker's awl,
      For her kiss in the morning early.

Whan other maids, gang to their tea,
      A fal, &c.
She must sit at hame and sing balillalee,
      For her kiss in the morning early.


Another copy can be found in The Ballad Book edited by George Ritchie Kinloch, (Edinburgh:, 1885), page 35—but that's exactly the same. The phrase "kiss in the morning early" doesn't appear again until More Irish Street Ballads in 1965—at least, not in any book searchable with Google Books.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Kiss in the Morning Early
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 04:13 PM

I have a copy of a garland version from about 1770. Unfortunately it is not online. I got it from the 18th Century Catalogue but the stamp on the garland appears to belong to the Bodleian. Of course the Bodleian garlands and chapbooks are not yet online just the broadsides. The version titled 'A Kiss in a Morning Early' is in 'The Parent Bird's Garland, Composed of Several new Songs Viz'. There are 5 titles of which ours is 4th. Although there is no imprint telling us who printed it or where or when, the second song is 'Wilkes and Liberty for Ever' and it describes the exploits of famed radical John Wilkes dating from 1763 to 1770. The style of the type, print, illustrations would suggest about 1770.

A New SONG, call'd A Kiss in a Morning Early.

Shoemaker, Shoemaker are you within
All alone, all alone, all alone lee
Have you got any shoes to fit a maid trim
With a kiss in a morning early

Step in step in fair maid and see
All...
I have got shoes that will fit thee
With...

He laid this fair maid all on the bench
It's hey for a lad or a country wench

He laid this fair maid all on the block
First he did whistle and then he did knock

When 20 weeks were come and past
This maid she begun to look round in the waist

When 40 weeks were come and gone
Deliver'd she was of a lovely son

O mother, O mother, throw it out
It is but a Shoemaker's wiping clout

O daughter O daughter I'll do no such thing
It is a prince born and it may be a king.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Kiss in the Morning Early
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 28 Apr 17 - 04:25 PM

It will not have escaped notice that some versions of Child 20 The Cruel Mother, have a similar first refrain 'All alone and a lonely'. It might be worth seeing if the related tunes in O Lochlainn and Hammond-Gardiner are anything like the Cruel Mother tunes. When Malcolm and I wrote the notes for 'Marrow Bones' on this song obviously we weren't aware of the above printing. Child Ballads occasionally pick up new tunes and choruses from more recent songs and ballads and it could be that those versions of The Cruel Mother did just that in this case.


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